"It's a masterful bit of excavation of the human psyche...The stuff you're writing in it could be the most brainless trivia, but it makes you feel connected to Hemingway."
This is, of course, nonsense. I could understand the quote if he was being paid by Moleskine to say it, but the only masterstroke I can see is one of marketing. I admit, I was taken in at first. Those alluring stands of notebooks stacked in Waterstone's were very attractive indeed, and I bought a few. Disappointment soon followed when I discovered the paper makes fountain pen ink bleed like crazy, and that the binding is not as robust as it might be.
I don't much feel like Hemingway when using one of my Moleskines, actually.
By the way, thanks to everyone who responded to my last post on sketchbooks.