Sunday, November 06, 2005


Wasting Time

Pliny said somewhere that he never read a book he didn't derive some profit from. I wasted a few hours reading John Grisham's silly thriller The Broker (Doubleday, 2005). Several chapters of the book realistically portray a middle-aged man learning Italian by the immersion method, and the descriptions of Bologna make me want to visit that city. Pliny was right.

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