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August 26, 2006

31 Down, 21 To Go (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

McSweeney's Quarterly Concern Volume 19 includes an excellent feral child novella from T.C. Boyle, that alone should convince you to pick it up. Packaged in a colorful cigar box, the paperback collection of fiction shares space with replicas of historical pamphlets, and the fiction shares their historical bent. I appreciate the design chances Dave Eggers and company take with this series, but even more so, I appreciate the fact that this will fit neatly on my bookshelf (unlike the "junk mail edition, wrapped in a rubber band). The fiction is more hit than miss, and always fresh.

My next book is Bill Buford's professional kitchen memoir (and Mario Batali biography along the way), Heat.

see also:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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