Book seven. Just like that. A collection of essays. Both Flesh and Not - David Foster Wallace. Some embarrassingly loud laughs while reading this collection at home in my Haruki Murakami room, alone, which caused my neighbours to stop whatever they were doing and listen.

From "Federer Both Flesh And Not", one of my favourite serious passages: Beauty is not the goal of competitive sports, but high-level sports are a prime venue for the expression of human beauty. The relation is roughly that of courage to war.