Friday, January 30, 2009

How To Choose A Book


By the author? Should he/she be famous?

By the cover? Should it be funny, exciting, toe nail-curling?

By friend’s recommendations? What if the friend were a Western lover? What if the friend secretly wanted to control your mind?

Blindly? Whatever you may hit upon? What if you were standing next to a fat lady?

By the title? “How To Pick A Book And Regret It In Ten Ways”?

Go by wine and cheese bribed book critics?

Steal and hope for the best?

Or spend a lifetime reading Tin Tin, Osamu Tezuka and Garfield.

They never wrong you. And I don’t wish to control your mind.

2 comments:

sgm said...

How about [if/\/\u borrow/// you should return the book.]
Specially when {The lender//: has lent it to you even before reading it himself:) }

pure said...

let the book choose you