RARA-AVIS: JDM and Reading

From: William Harker ( wharker@verizon.net)
Date: 27 Jan 2006

For those who enjoy reading everything JDM wrote using McGee (and Meyer) as characters, I would recommend the lesser known _Reading for Survival_. MacDonald summarizes in his 1985 introduction, "The theme will be the terrible isolation of the nonreader, his life without meaning or substance because he cannot comprehend the world in which he lives...." Essentially, it is 30-plus pages of Meyer describing to McGee (and being prodded by McGee's questions) the possible results of having a nonreading population.

I do not agree with everything Meyer (MacDonald) says, but it is food for thought.

Bill Harker

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