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02 October 2007 @ 04:27 pm
Fetish Objects  

[Cross-posted from my MovableType Blog]

The first thing I noticed about the paperback copy of The Code Book that I picked up recently was that it just felt wonderful: the cover, the inner page paper, everything. This is the most tactilely satisfying book, paperback or otherwise, I've had in very long time. I believe this is independent of the subject matter, which has completely fascinated me since I read "The Gold Bug" at the age of 8 or 9.

In slight contrast, C gave me a (hardback) copy of the latest novel by one of my favorite authors (Rant, Chuck Palahniuk), and while I'm also enjoying the feel of it, I strongly suspect some of that is the enjoyment I'm getting out of reading his prose.

Edit: Ok, so Rant took a a turn for the "Bwah?!" near the end, and while I still enjoyed it, (and it didn't diminish my tactile enjoyment) I feel compelled to say that. Oddly enough, this particular turn is one of which I'd be much more tolerant (and might actually enjoy) coming from another author.

Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: "Imposter" — Oingo Boingo
(Anonymous) on October 3rd, 2007 02:54 am (UTC)
call me...
oof, yer toughie to get a hold of, despite technology... :)
if you get this - give me a call (still have my old boston cell #) or, if you don't have it, an email (check on eeni-ren.com for it if you dont' have it...)
this is a bit time-sensitive, so - no procrastinating! :)