Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Perfect Book

Blueberries for Sal.

Perfect in narrative symmetry and repetition, visual use of elongated pages that are at once spacious and child-proportioned, twinned themes of independence and security not to mention adult vulnerability, realistical anthropomorphy, endpapers that end the story: really, everything.  And though I usually am a great admirer but not always lover of the perfect, in this case the contours of the perfect in themselves invite love.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

It's a huge favorite here...Love that book.