Saturday, October 24, 2009

Readathon: Hour 4: Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman

Creature ABC by Andrew Zuckerman

If Zuckerman were only the author of this book, he would have little call for pride in his accomplishment; the entire text of the book consists of less than fifty words, all of which are simply labels to the photographs (though I suppose, if you count the glossary at the end, we might up that to about four hundred.) But it's not the text that draws you to the book. It's the photographs. They are, in a word, brilliant. Alive. Vivid. A surprise here and there. (What does he use for "u", you might ask. A surprise.)

So a good review of this book might simply be a series of photographs, with an accompanying label. Perhaps it might start like this:

Aa astonishing

Bb breathtaking...

Okay, you get the idea. Marvelous work.


  1. You've been doing some fantastic reading so far! Way to go Deb!

  2. Have a wonderful Day; enjoy your books, and take time to rest as well. It is pouring here so it's the perfect day to be in the house reading and relaxing!

  3. Happy Read-a-Thon day! I hope the first few hours have been treating you well. Have fun today and enjoy the wonderful books you have lined up :)


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