i thought The Appearance of Print in Eighteenth-Century Fiction (cambridge university press) sounded as if it would be quite interesting to all of us who are interested in writing, publishing, and reading. i lifted the following paragraph, more or less in total, from a mailing from case western reserve u.: in The Appearance of Print Fiction , the author christopher Flint examines how the era’s printing resources shaped the organization of the written word—from typography to page format to book construction. He notes that “the novel” began exclusively as a printed object. Unlike drama, epic poetry or even the Renaissance romance, it was written explicitly to be published. It oriented readers toward the visual particularities of uniform alphabetic letterpress.'
sounds to me as if it is worth looking into. any comments?
speaking of comments, i want to thank g. p. in california for her suggestion about finding the remnants of booktour on godaddy. good idea. and i talked with nice godaddy employees, but nothing came of it. i guess my booktour info. is lost. lost. lost.
the cover-up of murders by famous people for famous people (famous in the context of the story, perhaps powerful would be a better descriptive) is no more a problem for reacher than those six steroidal guys are. he solves the problems and, in doing so, gives good reason why he is not still in the army.