by evanmcmurry

“I love these novels the way you’re supposed to love only a parent, a partner, a child. I have no patience for the disenchanted readers you can meet along the road…The world needs vivid laughter, wider vision. Even just to recall the names of characters—Smike, Scrooge, Guppy, Copperfield, Nell—is to wake to lost possibilities of what novels can reach and do.” Happy (belated) 200th, big guy.