Mark Moskowitz’s touching documentary The Stone Reader
is not just for bibliophiles, it’s for anyone who has a lifelong love of knowledge. It’s for anyone who has been passionate about something in his youth and somehow lost that desire. And it is for anyone who has ever found that a dream realized sometimes falls short of expectations.
In his quest to find Dow Mossman, the authur of a then out of print book entitled The Stones of Summer, Moskowitz finds something he already had but hadn’t realized–and that is that,once it is written, the love of the word can exist almost more intensely for the reader than it does the writer. It’s as though they share it together. It is in itself an act of creation.
If you can see this movie, do. You will not be sorry.