Thursday, May 26, 2005

JSF, take 5683 (stands for "love" -- see page 269!)

Not only is Jonathan Safran Foer's second book easily comparable to his first book, but over at Mediabistro points out how it is strikingly similar to (his wife) Nicole Krauss' second novel, The History of Love. When asked whether the couple compared notes at the reading I attended, Krauss carefully explained that since they share a life together, it is only natural that such similarities are prone to appear -- or some judicious answer like that.

Garman, interestingly, thinks Krauss' novel is the better one. (Then why didn't she read a good part at B&N?!?!?)

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