The New York Review of Books publishes numerous overlooked novels, memoirs, short-story collections, and so on under the imprint New York Review Books, and announced a Moving Sale yesterday. They're heading to Greenwich Village and are trying to get rid of a nice amount of stock before loading up. Books are marked down from 40 to 60 per cent, and it isn't the lousy stuff they're trying to unload.
Vladimir Sorokin's Ice is $9.48, in hardcover, and they have novels by other DecSimp favorites like Italo Svevo and Stefan Zweig, too. If you buy one book this year, pick up a copy of J.R. Ackerley's Hindoo Holiday, a beyond-sweet and beyond-funny account of courtly Indian life under the Raj. (Make sure to read it, too.) Your life will be better. Not to mention The War of the Worlds illustrated by Edward Gorey.