“What I didn’t yet understand was the importance of taste and timing.
Books are like people. Some look deceptively attractive from a distance,
some deceptively unappealing; some are easy company, some demand hard work that isn’t guaranteed to pay off. Some become friends and say friends for life.Some change in our absence — or perhaps it is we who change in theirs —
and we meet up again only to find that we don’t get along any more.”