To Read is to Devour

To read is to devour, with unhinged carnal pleasure, so that the book becomes a part of you: its letters buried in your cells, its sentences twined with your DNA, its music vibrating in your blood—its beating heart nestled against your own. 

A Letter To Mr. Tolkien

This work, originally a school task, is a tribute to fiction, and a celebration of the perennial legacy of great authors.