Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hell freezes over! Well, not quite...

Over at the PTSNBN, I provide free content. Eh, it's for a good cause: Keelerdom!
Ed Park
The Marceau Case
, by Harry Stephen Keeler
This 1936 book is a hilarious blast of cablegrams, photos, newspaper columns, and other diverse material—some of it beautifully irrelevant to the story at hand, about the mysterious slaying of a man on an immaculate lawn. The solution is outrageous and mind-boggling. I've never read a book like it, unless it's the sequel, X. Jones—of Scotland Yard, which takes the same formula and lifts it into even dizzier realms.

Park is the author of Personal Days.

—"Our Favorite Writers Pick Their Favorite Obscure Books," Alexander Nazaryan



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