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Book to the Future?

May 2, 2010

From the New York Times’ Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books:

Ander Monson’s ‘Vanishing Point’: The Future of the Book
By JENNIFER B. MCDONALD

The writers participating in The London Review of Books’s panel on Saturday speculated about the future of reading and writing, but they had a slightly harder time trying to imagine how the Book of the Future might change the reading experience. John Lanchester predicted that if a book were to interact with the Web, it would most likely resemble a video game.

But maybe the Book of the Future, as long as the future includes print, will look something like Ander Monson’s book of essays, “Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir” (reviewed for us by David Shields on April 18).

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