Book Review: A Pillow Book by Suzanne Buffam

A book of apercus, i.e., brief comments or references that makes an entertaining or illuminating point, framed around the Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a book apparently famous for its lists. An illustrative example:


Honorable mention.

Spider veins.

Wet socks.

A half-hearted massage.

No coin for a fountain.

Fine dining at the mall.

Passport pictures.

Petting zoos.

A jukebox full of jazz.