Choosing books for picky friends can be humbling. There’s always one smarty-pants who has read not only the gift book but everything else in the author’s oeuvre. Another recipient refuses to consider any story about “some stupid girl.” And how about that ingrate who scorns the genre altogether, claiming to have developed more mature tastes? I’m speaking, of course, about buying books for children. Picking crime novels for grown-ups is a breeze.
- Marilyn Stasio, New York Times. Illustration by Christoph Niewmann.
Read the rest of the article here.