Monday Links

October 23, 2006 | 1 book mentioned 2
  • Friend of The Millions Edan Lepucki has a short story in the most recent LA Times West Magazine, “Salt Lick“. Congrats!
  • I’ve heard of publishers throwing in a free bookmark to help sell copies of a new book, but gold?
  • Oriani Fallaci, the fiery (and athiest) Italian journalist who recently passed away, bequethed her library to a Pontifical university.
  • Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam takes the Sony Reader for a spin and isn’t impressed.
  • Did you know that among this year’s finalists is the first graphic novel ever to be in the running for a National Book Award? Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese has been given that honor. “I can’t say it’s a dream come true, because it never even would have occurred to me to dream it. It wasn’t in my reality,” Yang says.
  • John Hodgman is at it again with one of the more antic Washington Post chats I’ve ever encountered. (via Books are my only friends)

created The Millions and is its publisher. He and his family live in New Jersey.


  1. The Eye Books 'gold share' campaign is quite interesting. It's a great publicity stunt and more so, may actually deepen readers experience of the book. It's much easier to absorb the isolation of, and endurance demanded by a mine, if you have a share in one…..

  2. Salt Lick is a really snappy short. Especially I liked the theme of 'boundaries', and the squirrel / chilli paragraph showed real literary pizazz.

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