Monday, April 25, 2011

I finished The Pale King. One of the more satisfying parts of reading is finishing what you are reading. For instance there is a section of The Pale King where he describes how his father mows the lawn in sections. He never understood why his father did this until he realized his father found satisfaction in finishing things and that if he mowed the lawn in sections then he could have the finished feeling fourteen times, versus once. The problem with a novel is that unlike a lawn, once a novel is done, it does not grow again.

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