What I've read lately
lina at niksula.hut.fi
Mon Jan 27 12:20:03 EST 2003
On Mon, 27 Jan 2003, Margaret Ball wrote:
> >I thought, upon reading _Kavalier and Clay_,
> >that Michael Chabon used to be One Of Us. _Summerland_ convinced me that he
> >still is. Funny that it's being marketed as a YA title, because the
> >complexity of the prose and the plot make it entirely suitable for adults.
> It may be marketed as a YA title, but our public library is filing it as
> adult fiction. That is to say, they plan to file it as adult fiction if
> and when the copy they have ordered ever arrives and makes it through
> the byzantine complexities of the library processing system. I suspect
> somebody on the fourth (admin) floor snags all the good sf/fantasy and
> reads it first, because it takes a loooong time to reach the shelves.
Oh, I used to work in a library, and I can assure you - it isn't _only_
the admin that reads the books first. We had retired employees who came to
visit every Thursday, when new books arrived as well.
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