I was delighted to discover a piece in the New Yorker about one of my all time favorite books “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norman Juster. The article is in honor of the book’s 50th anniversary and officially call it a classic! Hurrah!
This was one of the first books I posted about on this blog, here.
And now I’m reading another article in the New Yorker about a journey in the shadow of Ararat, in Turkey (It’s called Natural Histories, by Elif Batuman). The writer discusses Orhan Pamuk’s book “Snow” which takes place in the area, in a place called Kars. The book wasn’t light reading but fascinating! It is very interesting to read comparisons of descriptions and events from the book to the impressions of the writer of this article. By the way, there is a lot of focus on birds in this article!