Friday, July 16, 2010

The News From Citrus County

Here is the news you have been waiting for: John Brandon's novel CITRUS COUNTY will be on the cover of the New York Times book review this Sunday. Daniel Handler says that Brandon gives us a little of what conventional (or conventionally "subversive") novelists give us, "but only the way a firing squad gives you a cigarette before it kills you." Great! And true. Handler also remarks upon the strange combination of beauty and page-turning anxiety which was the thrust of my overly exclamatory - if accurate - exaltation.