Iím into the fiction novel, Gentlemen of the Road, by Michael Chabon. Wow, Iím impressed. Chabon is a perfectionist when it comes to unwasted words; each and every word in a sentence has meaning. Itís like viewing the brush strokes of a master painter, or the flesh-like smoothness of a great sculptor. But as much as I enjoy his Spartan style, it has slowed down my reading speed.
I know what you mean. Sometimes I read slowly, wallowing in and absorbing the words and images of prose that is particulary striking and appealing to me.
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I absorb about 50 novels a year using my own speed reading method, kind of like skipping stones across a pond ... or passing over superfluous words. With Chabon's style there are few skip over words. And if I skip I'll miss important pieces of the story.
While I admire Chabon's work I do not intend to read him often.