“Literature Map”

Cool New Book Toy!
Thanks to “A Guy’s Moleskine Notebook,” I discovered this website. You can type in an author you enjoy, and it will pull up a constellation of other authors that you are likely to enjoy as well. Love it. Thanks “Guy”!

A Guy's Moleskine Notebook

I like to read. I have many “favorite” authors. Reading their work keeps me busy, but I try to keep open to authors I have not tried yet. Sometimes I get recommendations from family and friends, but I have begun to use the Internet for more recommendations. The literature map site is a new way for me to find authors I can expect to like. Type in an author’s name at the Web site and you get names of other authors. The other authors move away from the center. According to the site developer, the closer another author’s name is to the one you entered, the more you should like their work.

Here is the result of typing Jorge Luis Borges into the site.
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The closest, interrelated authors are the ones I have read and highly regarded: Jose Saramago, T.S. Eliot, and Italo Calvino. They are authors whose imaginative power…

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