For those who are members of The Rumpus Book Club, an early copy of Adam Levin's The Instructions will ship out today (according to The Rumpus' Web site). If you're not a member, but wish to be, you can still sign up for $25 to receive October's book, but hurry.
McSweeney's is touting this as the best book they've ever published & I hope it lives up to the hype. At over 1,000 pages and "thicker than a can of beer," as the Rumpus reports, I'm guessing I'll be sinking my teeth into this one pretty much all month long.
It's not winning rave reviews from Publisher's Weekly, but it's definitely one of the more anticipated novels coming out in this post-Franzen fall season.
The Instructions, Adam Levin
Hardcover: 1030 pages
Publisher: McSweeney's (November 1, 2010)
List Price: $29.00
"So sprawling is this debut novel that the galley came into the book room in two bound volumes. The Chicago author, whose 1,000-plus-page story is about a juvenile delinquent with messianic tendencies who starts a revolution, is being compared to the late David Foster Wallace."
Labels: Adam Levin, The Instructions, The Rumpus Book Club