I was really worried that the projected end of the world would mean I would get to never finish The Anatomy of Melancholy, but then I woke up the next day to blue skies and sunshine so I think I’m safe for awhile. At least this wrong prediction was science based and didn’t involve a mythical supreme being in a fit of pique.
So this morning I was futzing on the internet, picked up a survey that must be going around (A Little Blog of Books and Other Stuff), and unasked decided to pop it into my weblog and answer the questions as truthfully as possible. Here it is:
1. Best Book You Read In 2012:
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner. No question.
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
First, I look on books I haven’t read yet with guarded anticipation and can’t imagine why I might ever be “excited” by a book; nor do I ever hope to apply the term “love” to a book. But to provide an answer to the question: I read Spurious by Lars Iyer and was disappointed that it didn’t meet up with my expectations or the hype printed on the back cover.