By Lewis Buzbee
Author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Steinbeck’s Ghost, The Haunting of Charles Dickens, and now the soon to be released Bridge of Time
There is no gizmo in our sparkly technologies more interactive than a book. Imagine. You stare at white pages spoiled by signals of black ink, and suddenly, out of that intimate silence, living creatures appear before you; you hear their voices, see and feel—experience!--the worlds they inhabit. And when the book is over, you miss all of it—the people and the places and the time--as if it had truly existed. You carry these worlds with you forever. Then you look up to find that your own world, the “real” world, is different now, brighter and sharper, more alluring. You find it hard to resist the urge to go exploring. Reading might be similar in some ways to madness, but it is certainly a form of magic.