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We believe that reading a book, a physical object held in your hands, is a physical, intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic experience.
It takes a little patience and forced presence to get going, even with a great novel (maybe especially the great ones), but once you do, the flywheel gets spinning on its own power and the payout is far from fuzzy but instead the supreme form of sustainable, human distraction. And with this kind of distraction technology (a kind of “telepathy”—S. King) you come away with something deep and sometimes disturbing. This is good. It has something to do with participation. You get points for it that you don’t get when spoon-fed the story with all the Netflix visuals. Granted, there aren’t too many things better than a good show. But one is reading the right story at the right time, filling in the visual gaps in your own head. When its working it’s a little bit of magic. It’d be a shame if a parent didn’t give a kid that chance. It’s something that nearly dies right after childhood, even if you were lucky enough to have stumbled on the right stuff at the right time. I don’t think that is ever gotten back, unless, maybe, you are the one writing it. His stuff is great, he’s underrated, but Hemingway was getting way more juice out of making it than we’re ever going to pick up reading it. But you can get close.