Cormac McCarthy

The Case for the Slow Build by Nick Abrahamson

It occurred to me that the prolific output of James Patterson, writer of the immensely popular Alex Cross novels, very much resembles the pace of his novels:  frenetic, vociferous, the printing press spitting out pages for his next in perfect harmony with readers turning the pages of his latest.

The Art of the Re-Read by Nick Abrahamson

Here in libraryland I have several coworkers who won’t re-read favorite novels.  Some won’t re-watch favorite movies.  I am utterly perplexed by this non-practice.  Aside from a familiar smell or visiting the home of my childhood, nothing fills me with the warmest of warm nostalgia like some of the old movies I watched as a child.  My most vivid memories involve being propped on the couch, home sick from school, while I listen to the whirl of the VCR rewinding videotapes.  Like a jet engine about to take off, tha