Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Julian Barnes Remembers John Updike

Julian Barnes writes about reading the Rabbit Tetralogy during a three-week book tour in America. Read the full post on The New Yorker website's "Remembering John Updike".

Excerpt: "Like many others, I've regularly taken Ruskin's The Stones of Venice with me to Venice, and regularly failed to read a word of it there. That reader's hoped-for matching of text to place frequently disappoints. But once, a dozen or so years ago, it worked miraculously for me. I was setting out on a three-week book tour, crisscrossing America. At Heathrow I bought Rabbit, Run and started it on the plane. All reading problems became reading joys for the entire trip."

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