What We See When We Read
Publish date: August 5th 2014
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Literary Criticism
, Books About Books
This took me a couple of years to get through. Not that I wanted to savor each page and each thought because it brought some new insight but because every time I picked it up to read a few more pages, the only thought that came to mind was, "Emperor's New Clothes." Sorry; I didn't like it. I did not...
You really will not look at reading the same way after you read this book. It's rather interesting, and nicely designed. I wonder if Anne Rice has read this. Actually, I know the answer to that, I think.
Visually beautiful, but it did become a bit tiresome. Seemed more gimmicky than insightful at times.
A beautifully designed book that considers what we see/experience/interpret when we read. Fascinating and wonderful to look at.
As I round the corner to my 140th of the year, I can say WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ stands atop as the most brilliant I’ve read of all. Arranged both conceptually and visually in mouth-gaping magnificence, genius Peter Mendelsund captures the very essence—the shared bond—of our reading pleasure. The a...