Monday, December 1, 2008

Book News, In Brief

Horror comics are back. At least, that's what the publishers think...hope...pray. Hail Satan!

(Warning: This news item contains two tasteless, ill-timed gags.) Didja hear? William Gibson, the author of The Miracle Worker, died last week. I'm speechless.

The NYTimes has a posted a two page pick-me-up for those of us effected by the publishing world's current financial crisis. This might be more comforting if The Times -- and newspapers everywhere -- weren't facing their own financial crises.

The world's 'most expensive, most beautiful' book hit the shelves of the NYC public library last week. Costing well over $100,000, the 62-pound, velvet and marble bound book depicts the life and work of Michelangelo. What do you think the late fees on this thing will be?