Thursday, November 15, 2012

A kick like a mule

The shelf was filled with books that were hard to read, that could devastate and remake one's soul, and that, when they were finished, had a kick like a mule.

— from Winter's Tale, by Mark Helprin.

3 comments:

Mental multivitamin said...

I had been toying with *finally* reading this. It's been on my shelves for so long. A few years ago, Sheila motivated me with this entry:

http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=9832

But other books crowded my nightstand, and, well, you know how it goes. But here are your entries, motivating me... I think it's time to make a commitment.

claire said...

Love this.

Isabella Kratynski said...

Hi M-mv! I can't remember what first put this book on my radar, but Sheila's endorsement upped this book on my list. It's a great winter read -- I almost wish I'd waited till we had snow on the ground before starting.