Thursday, October 28, 2004

Bits and Pieces

Marilyn Robinson had written her first work of fiction since Housekeeping, a wonderful book I had the pleasure of reading in a college class. Her new book, Gilead is reviewd briefly at the Village Voice. The reviewer liked it with reservations. But that won't stop me from reading it. The Globe interviews Jasper Fforde (via Bookninja), author of the Thursday Next books. I am about two-thirds of the way through his latest, Something Rotten, and am enjoying it very much. From the interview it sounds like his next book due out in 2005 will not be about Thursday Next, but a sort of police procedural about Humpty Dumpty's fall from the wall. No doubt it will be good for a few laughs. Also from Bookninja, this link to a site about bookmark art. That's bookmark like the kind you put in a book. Some of them are quite stunning. And for a little Halloween fun, the Guardian has a witchy book quiz.