A word on DQ: Is it me, or are Don Quixote and Sancho the Laurel and Hardy of literature. Talk about slapstick! Well, folks, that is my erudite reading of DQ. At least, for a Monday. And this observation: For being so famous, the windmill scene was surprisingly short.
Summer Solstice Reading: Another month gone by? Time: It’s an outrage. Yes, indeed, the clock ran out on May 2007, and we are already 4 days into June. I slated June as the ubiquitous “Summer Solstice Reading” month, which means I can pretty much read what I want to, preferably anything of substantial length. Don Quixote certainly fills that quota, and I have other books I am longing to begin. (Apparently, I’m in good company; check out The New York Times’ survey of reading recommendations by writers. Note that Michael Crichton apparently is doing research for a global-warming thriller.)
God, I long for the days of school vacation, when summers lived like years.