Sunday, July 23, 2006

You Heard it Here First!

When I was in L.A. I frequently, er, frequented a store on Sunset called "Book Soup". Now, behind Book Soup is another store called, Mystery Pier. If my memory serves, it was housed in little cottage-type building. It specializes in first editions and rare books. It was heaven.

I couldn't afford anything in it, though I was tempted to buy some old Travis McGee books with fantastic covers for my sister.

Anyhow, the owner informed me that he and his son had just been to England (I think to the London Book Fair) where he'd been sold a book. The bookseller told him that if he was not OVERWHELMED by the book, he would not only refund his money, but double it.

He bought two copies. Both he and his son were OVERWHELMED.

He told me that it was not yet available in the States or Canada, but that it would be released here in the Fall.

I just noticed that it is now available for pre-order on It is called The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Consider me your harbinger of buzz.

If you have connections in the U.K. and have read it, no spoilers please!


tyroscribe said...

it sounds ominously familiar, but let's hope for the best.

JuliaMazal said...

Don't click that dastardly link! I totally consider that a spoiler! :-P

tyroscribe said...

hey, i was just going from the description on amazon, which you linked to!

JuliaMazal said...

I don't read the descriptions on Amazon! I just wanted y'all to see the picture.