Is There Nobody Who Will Send Litbloggers Pessl?

The Old Hag has broken her silence! And she addresses an issue that I’ve been frankly too lazy to pursue: is there not a single publicist at Viking who will send out copies of Marisha Pessl’s Special Topics in Calamity Physics? I still don’t have a copy.

[UPDATE: Perhaps concerned with their public perception on the accommodation front, Viking has contacted me and they are indeed sending me a copy of the book. Many thanks!]


  1. No, no, no! Sorry to confuse. It is a GIVEN that he irritates, talking over the writers and barely getting to the book. This interview is chock full of “aren’t I the best author interviewer ever” moments. Rarely, though, does the writer irritate as well.

    On the plus side, I did enjoy Pessl’s growing irritation with him and his obsession with her “Nabokovian” novel. I just didn’t like the mutual stroking.

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