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06/27/2005

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Chris

To be fair, I think that with the term "good read" Powers is simply differentiating between the perhaps more substantive, and more difficult, satisfactions of serious literature, if you will, and stuff like BANGKOK TATTOO. I don't think she means to suggest that the criteria she lists are sine qua non of the reading experience generally, just of this specific sort of work.

R. A. Rubin

I don't see how difficult situations, the stuff of our lives, can just be tied up for a satisfying ending?

Scott

I picked up on this piece too.

I see the point of getting people to read anything at a young age--just building good habits and making books a regular part of their world. But I agree that past a certain age having people read mindless fiction is probably only marginally better that not.

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