Friday, March 7, 2014

School's Out for Michael5000

I don't know if you noticed, but my review of Kazuo Ishiguro's much-maligned The Unconsoled on Wednesday represented the end of the Reading List Project.  The Reading List was a largely reader-generated list of seventy-some books compiled by vote way back in the Summer of 2007.  Once the list had been compiled, I posted it in an entry called "Back to School with Michael5000," which is a fair representation of what happened.  At six and a half academic years, the Reading List lasted a lot longer than my undergraduate education.  It would be interesting to know which project involved more writing.

I think that's all I'm going to say for the time being.  This will be a day for resting on laurels.

Books Completed 


Jamie said...

I hope your next book is something you want to read, that no one else has suggested.

Michael5000 said...

There is a sense in which it is literally impossible to read a book that no one else has, one way or the other, suggested. Generally if I want to read a book, it's because it has been suggested either by an individual or some form of criticism or critical consensus. Sometimes I come up with random strategies to mess with this, but seldom with great results.

BUT to take your meaning as intended, EIEIO, thank you very much. I believe I shall.