Books you love

bookworm

The books that you really love give the sense, when you first open them, of having been there. It is a creation, almost like a chamber in the memory. Places that one has never been to, things that one has never seen or heard, but their fitness is so sound that you’ve been there somehow.

John Cheever, quoted in George Plimpton, The Writer’s Chapbook (Viking 1989)

3 thoughts on “Books you love

  1. There are some books that display the English language in all its beauty, such as John Meade Falkner and his books The Nebula Coat and The Lost Stradivarius.
    Leslie

      1. That was an interesting bit about Falkner. In my little book I have the autograph of Florence Hardy, April 1955. It was her book originally. The book was published in 1954 containing both The Nebula Coat and The Lost Stradivarius. There’s an introduction by G.M. Young and a personal note on John Meade Falkner by Sir Edmund Craster. One cannot miss the love of the English language in his writing.

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