Meandering: The Delighted States

I read Richard Eder’s NYT book review of Adam Thirlwell’s The Delighted States. The review piqued my interest in the book, a quirky homage to some novels, their authors, styles, translations, and translators. Then I read Michael Dirda’s review of the book in The Washington Post. Whatever the merits of Dirda’s review, he slapped Thirlwell in the face.

I started reading the book yesterday. I’m through the introductory part. I am enjoying the read so far. Thirlwell meanders, drifts, and dreams in the world of novels.

The book feels like the perfect summer read for me. Who can predict what the solitary reader might enjoy?

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 11:17 am  Leave a Comment  

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