Friday, May 22, 2009

Wait til Nero Wolfe Hears About This

From comes news of the world's thickest book: "Measuring over a foot long, with 4,032 pages, the volume contains the complete Miss Marple stories-–all 12 novels and 20 short stories." Only 500 copies were printed, so they're retailing for a pricey £1000.

Details are here. Thanks to the New Yorker's Book Bench for the lead.--David E


jmcc said...

is this some reaction to the Kindle - wanting to have a whole collection of books at hand at any moment?

On a similarish note, I picked up the Big Book of Pulps and while I love the collection, having that huge tome also detracts from the reading experience of a smaller dime-store novel

Magers and Quinn Booksellers said...

You're lucky I didn't think of the Kindle/complete-ist idea with this item. I'd have used it myself.

David E