Saturday: The NEW YORKER Has Been Writing about Books I read!

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!

2 thoughts on “Saturday: The NEW YORKER Has Been Writing about Books I read!”

  1. I read The Phantom Tollbooth two or three times when I was growing up – unusual as I very rarely read a book again! I learnt the word dodecahedron from it 🙂
    I can’t remember, but ti’s possible that one of the copies I read was a children’s classic. If it wasn’t it should have been!

  2. Well, the magazine claims that if a book remains popular for three generations then it is a true classic. I second that!
    Some Brits I know are not familiar with the book or only read it when they moved here – glad to hear you enjoyed it as a child!

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