No, that heading doesn't refer to the experience of someone who has talked to me when I'm tipsy; it is actually the name of Jonathan Safran Foer's newest book. I've been reading a lot of glowing press about this 28-year-old wünderkid's work. His debut novel, "Everything Is Illuminated," was recently talked up on Mighty Goods, and Design Observer has an excellent post today on "Loud", how Foer is a freakin' luminary, oh, and also his intriguing Public Art Projects in NYC.
I mean, come on...his thesis advisor was Joyce Carol Oates(!) Plus, he integrates "playful typography" and a section of photography into his books.
I'm interested enough to read both novels, of course, ONLY once I finish "Madame Bovary." Because Bobby wrote his college senior thesis paper on MB and if I don't finish ithe book soon and then discuss many details of why I loved it with him, he will likely beat me about the face and neck.
"Oskar Schell, hero of this brilliant follow-up to Foer's bestselling 'Everything Is Illuminated', is a nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player and pacifist."