If Only We Could Read Faster (for September 14)

If time and money were infinite, this is what we would buy and read.


The Vaults
by Toby Ball
This was one of my top 5 most anticipated books of the fall. A thriller about political corruption in a dystopian 1930s America, I was grabbed by the notion of a world held together by an intricate paper filing system. Early notices indicate it’s both a taut thriller and a meditation on information integrity.

I Live in the Future & Here’s How It Works
by Nick Bilton
Oh, thank God! My future’s arriving next week and I’m not prepared at all.
(Seriously, though, Bilton is the Lead Technology Writer/Reporter for The New York Times Bits Blog, and this sounds like a fascinating look at the way online tech trends are impacting on each of our lives. Plus: nifty QR codes right in the book! Check out the video.)

The Art of Drew Struzan
by Drew Struzan and David J. Schow
As a child, Drew Struzan’s iconic movie posters helped to define my nascents concept of art and artists. His work was so distinctive, and yet so omnipresent, that it forced me to confront the notion that art was the work of individuals, and that some individuals were better at it than others. Drew was, and is, the best.

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