After a brief absence, I have returned to writing about books again. I greatly enjoyed J.C. Hallman's B & ME: A TRUE STORY OF LITERARY AROUSAL, and get into what makes Nicholson Baker's work so enthralling, how Hallman has persuasively argued for more bold autobiographical criticism, and whether reading relationships based on literary arousal are sustainable.
Nicholson Baker is a writer rightly beloved by many. He has published novels devoted to the magic of our daily world and outlandish sexual fantasy. But what happens when a reading relationship with an author becomes something close to arousal? A bold new volume by J.C. Hallman investigates the fun and the follies of getting in the sack.
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