I love to read "By The Book," in the Times every Sunday, where authors are interviewed to talk about their books and open ideas about literature in general. On October 16, 2016, the author, Marina Abramovic--the performance artist and author of "Walk Through Walls, got top billing. She raised a question that got me thinking about books, which is not unusual, but this time, I thought about the question she'd raised.
What moves you most in a work of literature?
Her answer reads below:
"I know I am reading a powerful book when everything around me disappears and I am unable to put it down until I finish it. A good book can bring you to another state of consciousness and transport you into different times and spaces. I am always searching for the experience of having the reality of the book overpower the reality of my own life."
I remember when I'd read "The Godfather" ages ago, I missed my bus stop. Of course I can name more books that triggered magic, that sent me into a different rime zone, but this is only one blog post.
Whether it's an ebook, an iBook, or a paper bound book, its content is what it's all about.
Isn't that so.