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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Emma's Pick "Ella Minnow Pea" by Mark Dunn

Emma's review:

Thumbs up for Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. Literature.

This is what I call a "bath book" - a book of 200 pages or less that I can read over the length of one (very long) bath. And a most delightful bath book it is. It is a novel in letters (I won't be poncy and call it "epistolary"), mostly sent between two teenage cousins who live on opposite sides of the hyper-literate island nation Nollop, which floats off the coast of the southern US. Most likely Nollop is a charming place to live, but the problem is, the local council of elders has gone bonkers and is outlawing the use of certain letters,one by one.... [view the rest of the review on Emma's blog]

1 comment:

  1. Ella Minnow Pea is an extraordinary book of letters from one citizen to the next that increase in hilarity and difficulty as each letter of the alphabet is increasingly banned from use. Mark Dunn is an extremely talented writer in my eyes, especially given this amazing task to expand his vocabulary beyond normal conversation. Have your Thesauruses handy -- Ella Minnow Pea will take you on quite an intellectual journey.

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