Leggere il romanzo di un amico può essere imbarazzante. Ecco quel che dice Brad Leithauser in proposito: "Of course, it’s an uneasy business, reading a friend’s book. That’s true regardless of the book’s genre, whether nonfiction or poetry or short stories. But I think it’s especially true of novels. “I can’t wait to read it,” you declare. Meanwhile, a private voice—speaking in that tone of wry resignation so common to inner voices prohibited from public utterance—is reasonably asking, “Hey, hold on a minute, what if I hate it?” newyorker.