Monday, July 21, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Florida man wins Hemingway look-alike contest. Yeah, but did he smell like booze and cat pee?

DC Comics' dumb idea #473548237: They're crappily converting their best comics (Mad Love, Watchmen, etc.) into semi-animated slide shows for viewing on ipods and cellphones. Woo-hoo! They've found yet another way to f**k with the work of their authors and artists!

Publishers Weekly's got the bad news: R.I.P. Lyall Watson and Anatoly I. Pristavkin. I never knew (or heard of) ye, but I'm sure someone misses you...somewhere.

Oh, yeah -- and R.I.P. "deep reading," too. The obituary for this one comes courtesy of the Guardian UK.