--- In email@example.com, BaxDeal@... wrote:
When I worked in a bookstore, I once had a customer
> > tell me that he had all of L'Amour's novels and read nothing
else. "When I
> > get to the end, I just start over and read 'em all again," he
said. Man, I
> > can't imagine feeling like that about any author, even the ones
whose work I
> > love.
> I felt like that about Dr. Seuss once. but I was 6 then
> John Lau
Well, to read one author and nothing else takes us back to old times,
when the Bible was the only book that many people read, over and over.
Not to compare L'Amour's works to the Bible, of course.
Now, I wonder if every one of us doesn't have an author that they go
back to often or regularly, even though we've read each book many
times. I've reread Wodehouse and Borges many times. Same with
Faulkner, Chandler and a few others. I am not obsessed with them, but
they are points of reference. Possibly, they are also objects of comfort.
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