Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Next Book Is...

I've decided that I simply must read this book. I think it will be my Spring Break project (aside from sewing). It sounds really different and strange. Reminds me of Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe on the pier in Seattle, without all the stinky fish smell and tourists.

Here's the review from Amazon:

In the non-Aristotelian, non-Euclidean, non-Newtonian space between the walls of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles exist bats that can fly through lead barriers, spore-ingesting pronged ants, elaborate theories of memory, and a host of other off-kilter scientific oddities that challenge the traditional notions of truth and fiction. Lawrence Weschler's book, expanded from an article for Harper's, is, at turns, a tour of the museum, a profile of its founder and curator, David Wilson, and a meditation on the role of imagination and authority in all museums, in science and in life. Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder is an exquisite piece of "magic realist nonfiction" that will prove utterly captivating.
 I really wanted to find some of the illustrations used in the book, but apparently it's too new for people to have scanned them in yet. Oh well, here's the place to get it. I'll tell you how awesome it was when I'm done!

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