Not Necessarily Recommended Reading

Life is short, so I try to be selective about the books I dedicate my time to. And from what I’ve been reading about Nicholson Baker’s latest, including Adam Kirsch’s review, I don’t think I’ll be adding that title to my TBR list, as much as I’ve appreciated some of Baker’s previous work. As a trained historian with a particular interest in World War II–and as a granddaughter of Jews who fled from Nazi Germany–I’m afraid Baker’s new book might infuriate me. And I just don’t have the time or energy for that right now.