Sunday, January 22, 2006


100 Spinning Plates

I've always been faintly irritated by the 6-week book review cycle at most newspapers, and so I always try to give kudos when I see someone venture outside the tiresome demand for New! New! The Latest Thing!

My old hometown paper the Portland Mercury takes the prize this week for reviewing Rob Christopher's randomized narrative card deck 100 Spinning Plates over two years after its release. It's a mixed review, but still -- if Coover's deck of cards in McSweeney's #16 floats your boat, you might want to check out this one as well....

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