So for various grad schooly purposes, I’m reading Heart of Darkness for the, oh, seventh time (and teaching it for the first time). The first time I read this book, way back in high school, I totally hated it. Every time since then, I hate it a little bit less, and now I’m at the point where, though I can’t say I enjoy it, I genuinely appreciate it. It’ll never be one of my favorites, but damn if it doesn’t get better and better.
My favorite books are like that too, of course; basically anything by Italo Calvino (but especially Invisible Cities and If on a winter’s night a traveler) gets even more mind-blowing and beautiful each time.
So that’s your Friday Fluff question, Shapelings: what book just keeps getting better and better? Did it start bad? Did it start awesome and then just get awesomer? Give us your recommendations!