Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Continuing with the insomniacs' total escape book club, we ran through "Little Knell" by Catherine Aird. This one, published in 2000 features inhalation anthrax, not as a tool of terrorism but as contagion from an Egyptian mummy. Each chapter head is named using one of the terms used in the book trade: spine broken, bumped, defective, stained, faded, marked, frayed, scuffed, loose, creased, torn, worn, spotted, used, hinge cracked, backstrip missing, and corners blunted (in order),


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