Post-Reading Impact

Some books move you immediately as you read them. These, I tend to forget soon. They rarely stay in the memory.

Then there are the slow burner books. They take a long time to seep into your mind, and when there, refuse to leave.

Bainbridge's According to Queeney is one such book - slow to build, confusing at first, and the lucid. I also finished it within two days. I didn't think about it immediately, but an hour after, it crept up from the inner recesses of my mind and hooked in. And all I could think of was sad Samuel Johnson and the flighty, giddy, jealous and convoluted Mrs. Thrale.

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