Brian Taylor - Saint Louis, MO (USA):
The Cuala Press published this book by a poet my father loved.
When my father gave it to me, he asked me not to
sell it in America. Today, my father died. The book–a pamphlet really–is
in a frail brown wrap, its pages uncut. I have been offered
thousands of dollars for it. I need to know how my father
would advise me now. I have yet to visit Venice.
This book on the floor by my bed contains five years of
dreams, the larvae of poems. It clicks and mutters sometimes; if I
open it, I had better be armed with a flame-thrower.
This book is a “salvatory of green mummy.” It stinks the place
out, but I not infrequently hold it to my lips and hope
for the best.
This book does not believe in self expression; indeed, it is virtually
With bonemeal fluttering from its pages, this book keeps flying back to
the ark. It refuses to give up. Poe’s raven and Flaubert’s parrot
will be mulch before land is sighted. I no longer look for
a rainbow in every pot of gold.
Marianne Poloskey - Englewood, New Jersey (USA):
This book has so many spelling errors, I start doubting myself.
With this book, Anyone Can Make A Million - especially the author.
I don't lend out my books, to make sure we remain friends.
I have pencilled comments into my favorite books, as if I were
This book, I can't seem to finish - it always puts me
Alfred J Bruey - Jackson, MI (USA):
This book is a children's book but no one under the age
of 80 should be allowed to read it.
This book saved my life but I wouldn't tell you how even
if I could.
This book has never been censored but it may as well have
been since no one has ever read it.
This book was mailed to me in a plain brown wrapper so
I wouldn't know what it was until I opened it.
This book was not written in English and it is illegal to
translate it into English.
M. L. Williams - Santa Barbara, CA (USA):
This book has pages rivered with old tape that tells a different
Alex Davis - Sunnyvale, CA (USA):
This book, now lost, fell between the Old and New Testaments. It's
mostly about horticulture.
This is the book my grandfather would have started, again, today.
I want to read this book but when I approach it it
glares, it gets hot, it skitters away! It scares me! How can
a book scare you? I've never even opened it!
This book makes me glad that someone else has also felt this
way, but disheartened that someone else has already written it.
Nowadays I don't bother rereading this book. I just look at it
on the shelf.
This book is about a woman whose thoughts appear on the walls
around her, like she's an overhead projector.
This book has been a coaster, a doorstop, a paperweight, a part
of a footstool, a writing desk, a missile, a pillow, and a
pick-up line, and it looks like it might be a good read.
This is the book I keep buying and giving away and then
buying again for the next time I give it away.
I liked this book because it had Good and Evil, and that
was even worse.
This book is just like all the other ones, really.
Sally Thomas - Cambridge, (UK):
All this book's English spellings have been Americanized. Suddenly "local colour" is
In this book two people sit in the back of a taxi
together for an hour without speaking. For a book about silence, it
does go on.
In the margin of this book I wrote: "genitals invitation social
structure." In this one: "wise and foolish virgins -- not
Did your mother tell you not to write in books?
I read this book last page first and wasn't sorry.
Paul M - Brighton, (UK):
This book will lie in your arms at night, whispering sweet nothings
in your ear. Yet it will remain more faithfull than any lover.
Deb Warner - Chapel Hill, NC (USA):
This book really knows its way around the space/time continuum.
The infamous misprint on page 15 has gained this book a death
sentence in 3 star systems
and canonization in 4 more.
This book has no original language,
it exists only in translation.
Sarolina Shen Chang - Canton, Michigan (USA):
This is the book I lent to my best friend who forgot
to return it so I took it back when I went to
her house for a visit. She is not talking to me
any more and will not for the rest of her life.
This is a book about friendship turned sour.
Ear plugs are required for reading this book, The Historical Legend of
The Three Kingdoms. In this book, men cried a lot, the
kings, the court attendants, the generals, the soldiers, the common people.
It is really unbearable to hear men cry, so often, so loud.
No one has ever opened this book. It is said that
it will write down one's evil thought when opened.
This book was heavily highlighted and underlined by previous readers. So,
besides reading the book itself, I am also comparing my appreciations of
it with others'.
I would like to re-write this book.
Deb Warner - Chapel Hill, NC (USA):
Ulysses left this copy of James Joyce under the bed at Circe's
Animal Sanctuary and Marina Motel.
This book has picked up some very bad habits.
Pigs won't go anywhere near this book.
Police held this actual copy for questioning regarding Bierce's disappearance, but it
was never charged.
Nina Nye - Sisterdale, TX (USA):
This is the first book I read after eye lens replacement surgery,
no longer needing large print books.
Kate Bernadette Benedict - New York, NY (USA):
This book fell in water; the pages crinkle and swell.
This book will teach you how to plumb.
Shooting the River Bo is the subject of this book.