There exists a quality of a book that I do not have a name for; it is approached by terms like “mode” and “voice” and “the writer’s world-view”, but isn’t quite any of these. I short-hand it as, “What kind of head-space am I going to be stuck in now?” And is it one I that will enjoy being stuck in? We seek out, I think, any favorite writer’s other books, even if they are varied, in the hopes of entering that agreeable head-space again.I like that ... "head space." Of course, she is precisely right.
Lois Bujold, reviewing Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Monday, June 10, 2013
Well Said: What kind of head-space am I going to be stuck in now?
From my quote journal.