If I had any pull with the people who select the winners of the Reuben Award, I'd see that Richard Thompson won it this year for Cul de Sac. I really enjoy his delvings into the minds of children, because they're the most honest delvings since Charles Schulz, and, in some ways, they're more honest, because Thompson doesn't take on any thoughts in his characters that real characters of this age and mein would take on. No philosophies like Linus and Charlie Brown, and no artificial nastiness and flights of imagination like Calvin and Hobbes. I hope he wins.
Making of the President 1960, The; by Theodore White.
Read in 2017
Asterix Chez les Helvetes, by Uderzo and Goscinny. 48 pages.
Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Double Down, by Jeff Kinney. 218 pages.
Essential C.S. Lewis, The; edited by Lyle W. Dorsett. 536 pages.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. 184 pages.
Good Intentions, by Ogden Nash. 180 pages.
Le Bouclier Arverne, by Uderzo and Goscinny. 48 pages.
Non Campus Mentis, by Anders Henriksson. 150 pages.
Up the Down Staircase, by Bel Kaufman. 340 pages.
Ze page total: 1,704 pages.
The Best Part
Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
"In my experience Miss Crisplock tends to write down exactly what one says," Vetinari observed. "It's a terrible thing when jouralists do that. It spoils the fun. One feels instinctively that it's cheating somehow."