Mildly bummed by this one-star reception of Personal Days on Amazon ("I'd rather drive spikes into my forehead than read this again"—ouch!), I was thrilled today to see this wonderful review by Robert Dupont of Brooklyn, which manages to invoke both The Magic Mountain and Charles Portis! Thanks! I needed that!
(What's that? No, I do not obsessively check my Amazon page every two hours...why do you ask?)
II. From Andre Agassi's memoir Open, which I'm live-blogging:
"Stratton Mountain, I conclude, is my magic mountain. My anti-Wimbledon..."