Good books generally (was: Literary Disappointments)

Mon Feb 17 13:45:27 PST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Philip Hart [mailto:philiph at SLAC.Stanford.EDU]
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 16:34
> To: dragaera
> Subject: Good books generally (was: Literary Disappointments)
> 'Tis the good reader that makes the good book.
> - Emerson

I'll second this.  Speaking for myself only, I will tell someone
whether or not I liked a book; however, I won't trash someone
elses effort(s) until I can do a better job at it.

> SKZB should be happy in his readership, judging from this list.
> I was just thinking that perhaps this sort of close analysis is
> part of the appeal of fundamentalist religious thought - `in the
> book of Job it says such-and-such' - `but in Revelations we learn'...

Speaking of books in the Bible, did the Corinthians ever write back ?