Now, a larger problem. Books in their digital format look vastly less ‘finished,’ less genuine. And we can vary their font and type size, making them resemble all the more our own word-processed manuscripts … . All the e-books I’ve read have been ugly — books by Chang-rae Lee, Alvin Kernan, Stieg Larsson — though the texts have been wonderful. But I didn’t grow up reading texts. I grew up reading books. The difference is important.