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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Reading Today

posted by on August 16 at 10:00 AM


There are a lot of readings going on today.

At the Seattle Mystery Book Shop, Trevor Scott signs his two newest books, Burst of Sound and The Cold Edge. They are both mysteries, and they star different characters. They otherwise don’t sound interesting to me.

At the Elliott Bay Book Company, Kira Salak is doing a reading from a book called White Mary. This book is a case of a piece of publicity murdering my interest in a book. I get this book in the mail, I don’t remember what it’s about now, but I thought it looked interesting. Then I accidentally look at the publicist’s letter that promotes the reading, which I desperately try not to do at most times, and I read that Publisher’s Weekly announced that this book is “a blend of Heart of Darkness and Tomb Raider.” I am never going to read this book now, because that stupid blank-meets-blank thing is stuck in my head. So this might be a good book. But I will never know, because of an awful book review. And that’s the power of book reviews.

And! At the Seattle Public Library, David B. will be reading. B. is a French memoirist who wrote and drew a wonderful comic book called Epileptic. Two panels of Epileptic are above. You should go to this reading because I’m willing to bet that David B. won’t be here again any time soon, and Epileptic is awesome and so on and so forth.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Didn't know Steve Jobs had a prosthetic face and an identical twin.

Posted by karst | August 16, 2008 10:29 AM

Paul have you forgotten it's the anniversary of Elvis's death? Or perhaps he is still alive? Or maybe you are in Graceland with the crowd...

Posted by elvisfan | August 16, 2008 3:29 PM

Oh this "a blend of Heart of Darkness and Tomb Raider" sounds deliciously bad. Id read it and then roll my eyes at the ludicrously bad prose. Why wont you?

Posted by blaire with an e | August 16, 2008 7:31 PM

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