Sunday, August 20, 2006
Vollmann's meat locker
Matt Thorne interviews William T. Vollmann at the Independent Online. I must confess I have never read any Vollman, but Europe Central sounds very appealing. I like long books, especially when you need to take something on a trip but don't want to pack your bag full of volumes. I am still grateful to Cryptonomicon for lasting me pretty much both ways on an interminable but cheap weekend round-trip to New Orleans while I was promoting my first novel; I had been saving it for exactly this purpose, started it on Friday morning as I began my travels and finished it on Sunday evening just as the train from Newark airport pulled in to Penn Station. It was perfect.