Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Books on the nightstand

Kings of Infinite Space by Jim Hynes
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
The Method Actors by Carl Shuker
Rising Up and Rising Down (1 vol. compilation) by William T. Vollmann
Mawrdew Czgowchwz by James McCourt

5 comments:

mbrawner said...

>Rising Up and Rising Down (1 vol. compilation)

Wuss.

mattbucher said...

Wuss.

More like I can't find the 7 vol set and this was $10!!

mbrawner said...

They're only $500 or something. Where are your priorities? :)

mbrawner said...

Oh wait, that reminds me: last night I stumbled onto a fun cranky review of /"warning" about the abridged RURD.

http://www.calitreview.com/Reviews/risingup_075.htm

One can only guess what his reaction the the MsSweeneys version would have been.

mattbucher said...

I really hate people who complain about a book's length.

In the introduction, Vollmann claims that it took him about 30 minutes to piece together the abridged version (and that he just did the abridgement for the money).