Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Splash du Jour: Tuesday

John Irving in a recent interview, was asked:
What was the last truly great book you read?
He replied:
When I love a novel I’ve read, I want to reread it — in part, to see how it was constructed. The two novels I’ve reread this year are Michael Ondaatje’s The Cat’s Table and Edmund White’s Jack Holmes and His Friend -- a seamless use of time (most notably, the flash-forwards within the memory of the past) in the former, and a clarifying delineation of different sexual points of view in the latter. They are two terrific novels.

Have a great Tuesday!

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