Hey, Wrapped Up In Books participants. If you haven't picked up your copy of Stephen Dobyns' The Wrestler's Cruel Study yet, you're missing out on a terrific weirdo read full of talking gorillas, modern-day twists on old fairy tales, crazed philosophical gang wars, and outsized battles between the avatars of good and evil. It's a really fun book, and we'll be discussing it in this space starting a week from now, on Monday, March 29. There's still time for you to catch up.
And as a reminder, April's book is Russell Hoban's post-apocalyptic novel Riddley Walker. Staffer Emily Withrow (who joins us in Wrapped Up In Books this month) reports that it's on back-order on Amazon and Borders (though Barnes and Noble seems to have it for immediate shipping), so you last-minute types might need to plan further ahead on this one. Used-book searches like half.com, abebooks.com, and bookfinder.com are showing plenty of cheap copies, starting as low as 75 cents, so this would be a good time to snap one up. See you in a week!