Friday, July 31, 2009

Reading


今読んでいる本はこの2冊。私は書店に平置きされている本を何だか沢山読んでいる。でも、どうやらきちんと本に向き合って読んでいないようだ。時に何も覚えていなくて、最悪はタイトルさえも忘れてまた同じ本を購入してしまう。著者に失礼な態度。
先日お会いした、文藝春秋の平尾社長や西川さんは読まれた本を何故ああしてきちんと覚えているのだろう。頭の出来が違うのか?本に向き合う姿勢が違うのか?。多分両方。平尾さんのお勧め、限りなく透明に近いブルー。確か私は20代の時に読んだ記憶がある。自分も主人公のリュウと同じように世の中を白けた目でみていたから、芥川賞を取ったすごい小説とは感じなかった覚えがある。きちんと向き合ってもう一度読んでみよう。
These are two books that I am reading now. I have read a lot of books which have been put in the best seller corner in book stores. But I think I have never read books thoroughly. I sometimes don’t remember anything and even worse is that I don’t even remember the title of books and bought the same book. It is really impolite to authors. I wonder how Mr. Hirao – Managing Director and Mr. Nishikawa of Bungeishunju Publishing Company ltd, whom I met on the other day, can remember so well about the books they read. I wonder if the structure of the brain is different? May be it is so. Mr. Hirao recommended me to read a book that is awarded Book of the Year. I read that book when I was 20s. Because I was also the same as the main character in the book, I remembered I was not impressed so much. I want to read that book once again.