Great American Read
October 7, 2018
So when you look at it, what does the list tell you about our thoughts on literature and the way we value literature in these times?
People choose books that matter to them for one reason or another. There’s a Dean Koontz book on the list that I loved when I was like 13. I was already a really voracious reader, but if I hadn’t been, if that was the book that got me into the library — and got me into a place where I could find other people who liked to read, and got me in the same room with a librarian who could say, ‘Oh if you’re reading that, maybe you’ll like this!’ — I think that’s great.
Read the full interview @ Salon.com