Features July 2003
Beach reading with Max
On four novels that offer more than raised gold lettering.
size=+2>By August, the summer sun has worn the sharpest minds dull. If summer were a weekend, August would be Sunday morning. Wake up late, and start drinking early, its time for brunch.
Sleepy intoxication should infect ones reading habits as well. Esoteric tomes have no place in the tote bag. Leave them behind. You wont be able to understand what you read anywaythe sun will have cooked your brainand those dense pages will clash with the soft zing of your mimosa.
What should you do? Consult the NY Times summer-reading book review? No, there youll find nothing but the same old bosh theyve been peddling throughout the year.
Go to the airport and grab the first book you see with raised gold lettering? Would that it were so.
These books should be excellent. In the abstract, they satisfy. They are without pretension, written to entertain, and they...
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