Thursday, December 31, 2009

dorky reading suggestion

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox = just enchanting. I never thought to read anything as fanciful and touching as Ernest Bramah again, but the The Bridge of Birds, the first of these three novels (in an omnibus edition, signed by author and illustrator) is just as lovely and funny, and as richly enjoyable in its own way. If you're at all interested in speculating on collectible stuff, I think it's a very good bet that these will become very much sought after, in time. (Collectible books are going for a song right now in nearly every category, to be sure.)

1 comment:

Shayne Parkinson said...

I love "The Bridge of Birds"! We found it years ago (mid-90s, I think) in a secondhand bookshop. It's a book I often re-read.