So, you saw the cover to the October 17, 2016 New Yorker?
Poignant commentary on good books.
It was the fall book edition, after all.
I miss the good old days, when I subscribed to The New Yorker at full price for $6.00 a year. Helped me enormously in college and graduate school, and introduced me to John McPhee’s writing.
Good books are really that good. Haven’t read one like that lately? Pick up another, keep trying until you get one that good.