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I finished reading SAR around ten oclock tonight I could have taken it all in one big gulp when I began a week ago but I couldnt do that It wanted me to bring it out slowly so I often found myself reading five or ten pages and laying it aside to absorb without engulfing A man gets used to reading Star Wars and pulp fiction and New York Times Bestsellers and forgets what literature is until it slaps him in the face This book was written not churned out or word-processed Again I thoroughly enjoyed readingI never noticed it until it was brought up in class maybe because it wasnt a point for me in In Our Time but He doesnt often enough credit quotations with he said or said Brett or Bill replied In SAR it stood and called attention to itself I wasnt particularly bothered by His not telling me who said what but it was verypointed I first noticed around the hundredth page or so Then I realized I couldnt keep track of who was speaking By not dwelling on it though sort of hate to say this accepting it I managed to assign speech to whomever I felt was speaking Gradually I came to enjoy it in another plane of reading figuring out from whom words were originating To not notice it as if it were one of those annoying 3-D posters that you cant see until you make a concerted effort not to try and see became simple - much like those 3-D pictures are once you know what not to look for I abhor ending sentences with prepositionsHis not telling was heightening to the story It made things come even more alive As a conversation that youre hearing at a nearby table in a restaurant the exchanges flowed with me as a more passive reader than in a story written to be read instead of lived It has
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