Reading The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The plot is this: the person who writes a book reads it, not knowing that he had written it, and then tries to find out about the author. Stephen King (he doesn't like Stephen King) said, "One Gorgeous Read."
He thought it was pretty good, too, which is saying a lot. He reads about two hundred books a year, all fiction. Before he turned forty he used to read only non-fiction. "...but after forty, you don't need to learn anything new, you just need to enjoy yourself" That said, when I asked him what he'd read recently that was good he admited that, just yesterday, he had read a non-fiction book about Noah's Ark and went on to tell me about how it's emerging from a glacier between Turkey and Russia. Most of it, he said, has broken up over the past century due to climate change.
Posted by sonya worthy at Wednesday, March 14, 2007