Sunday, May 01, 2005

Star Maps

Randy Cohen proposes in the NY Times today the creation of a sort of literary equivalent to the "Star Maps" you can buy on street corners in Beverly Hills so you can go gawp at the houses of celebrities. This map though would be a map of the characters and where they lived in New York. It's a fun idea and Cohen and a graphic artist friend are really going to make the map. They are soliciting reader assistance. I've never been to New York City and I can't recall the last book I read that took place there so I am no help. Still, if I make it to NYC someday and see them selling the map on a street corner I will gladly pay my $5 so I gawp at the homes inhabited by imaginary people.