3 thoughts on “Reading 2023

  1. I haven’t read Cormac McCarthy’s two recently published books–The Passenger and Stella Maris–but this write-up by Graeme Wood of the Atlantic definitely makes me want to.

    Also, this Fresh Air interview of Robert Gottlieb, the famous editor who has edited Robert Caro’s books (among others), made me want to read Gottlieb’s memoir and Caro’s The Power Broker, which has been sitting on my shelf.

    Finally, this interview with director, Noah Baumbach, talking about his new movie, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise got me interested in reading the book. (I’m interested in watching the movie as well, but Baumbach’s description of the novel make me want to read it.)

    I need to finish up some books, but I’m excited about these books (as well as reading T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land).

    1. I have read all of “The Waste Land” and honestly didn’t care for it much, but I was 23 and probably not ready for it. It’s a pain in the neck for the reasons you give, which is too bad because I otherwise love Eliot and have spent decades trying to memorize “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” I’m interested in hearing what you think of “The Waste Land.”

      Don DeLillo’s Underworld has been in my stack for years.

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