Wednesday August 12th, 2009

In the Ether

angry-rabbit-1Start to finish, this is the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. . . . Two TV-centered book covers, along with some commentary from Homer Simpson. . . . A profile of Mexican novelist Mario Bellatin, and an excerpt from his latest work. . . . A disturbing syllabus: Books about the Manson Family. . . . In February, Nigel Beale had posted a lengthy list of “critical works which exemplify outstanding commentary, and guidance; which explain what we have read and what it means, and tell us what we should read, and why.” Now, he points out a shorter list drawn up by Walter Allen. . . . Two quick updates on previous posts: It is Pynchon’s voice, and they’re going to change the cover.