Vagabond book reviews

The 13 Clocks

by James Thurber

The 13 Clocks cover

The 13 Clocks is the sort of children’s book that everyone enjoys, and the story spans at least ten-odd levels of meaning. (I tried to count them and came up with a different number each time.)

Reading Like a Writer

by Francine Prose

Reading Like a Writer cover

She was beautiful and straight-spined when I bought her, but now my copy of Reading Like a Writer is trashed.

The Poetry Home Repair Manual

by Ted Kooser

The Poetry Home Repair Manual cover

In a perfect world, radio and television programming would be interrupted with: This is a test of the Emergency Poetry System.

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