Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow #14

“When you get to the story, let me know. I’m not big on philosophy.”

This is why I have so much trouble reading non-fiction. There's no story and it's hard to visualize.

I can handle a few, if it's narrative.

But when the author is talking about thoughts and abstract ideas my mind tends to drift. Not because I'm not interested in what's being written about, but because my mind needs pictures.

I also have trouble with fiction that is so draped in symbolism that the story gets muddled.

Dan Brown for the win!

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