Monday, October 02, 2006

the greatest obstacle to discovery

Why aren't there ever lists as cool as this in the U.S.? Patrick Neate asked 19 writers appearing at the Cheltenham Literature Festival to nominate a book they feel has been unfairly neglected. I am now the proud owner of 18 recommendations for books I'd barely heard of and the reminder of what a bold and unusual story can be found in Kirsten Bakis's Lives of the Monster Dogs.