... highly engaging ... Reading these beautifully written pages, one is struck by the gentle note of lament they host for two countries — or civilizations, perhaps — whose fate Morris has observed at close quarters ... Morris is particularly interesting on the United States ... Morris expresses that sentiment quite strikingly in these entries. Hers are grave, measured thoughts, well worth dwelling upon today ... In My Mind’s Eye is a lovely book, halfway between a diary and a volume of brief essays, a book that has a gentle, haunting tone.
... In My Mind’s Eye offers strong opinions, wryly delivered ... For readers who have been involved in an ongoing conversation with Morris over the past five decades, these little gems will amuse and occasionally enlighten ... The beauty of Morris’ work is how she takes the reader along in a dialogue. Her style is chatty, loose and engaging.
This is vintage Morris—the mundane mingling with the majestic in a casual embrace ... Although her landscape is smaller these days, sometimes confined to her own walls, Ms. Morris finds plenty of inspiration in what she sees ... In My Mind’s Eye isn’t Ms. Morris’s best work ... And yet there are sublime moments, as when she compares the challenges of age to the exile of the Roman poet Ovid.