Thanks to Reading Monk I now know there are people out there who have a quirky aversion towards seeing the face of the author of the book they read. It might be said that if you know how they look like it will taint the way you perceive the ‘voice’ that is coming from the words and pages in the book. Reading monk has a mental picture of the author but that is as far as he would go. I don’t think it is weird, I think it is a valid aversion.
I on the other hand, like to know how the author looks like, so that I could tag a face to those thoughts that came out from the book. The better I know about the history of the author, the more I know which bits of their books are fiction and which bits are real.
But really, what Reading Monk said kept me thinking. I went in search of a picture of Jhumpa Lahiri, and look what I have found! I would like Reading Monk to see this.
That way, we know that those beautiful work she produced comes out from an even more beautiful and sexy face (and body too!)
Eat your heart out!