- Joan Acocella, critic, The New Yorker recommends Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy because, "it's hair-raising and also quite serious. You get to visit hell." (I'd be cheering right now, but Acocella also recommends The DaVinci Code.)
- Laura Miller, critic, Salon, says she has little time for recreational reading, "But on those rare occasions when I'm not reading for work, I like to reread the books I loved as a child to remind myself of the pleasures that started me down this path to begin with." This summer she wants to read Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Summer Reading at Slate
Slate discovers what writers and other literary types take to the beach on their summer holidays. Children's literature makes an appearance: