A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
Next week on Vulpes Libris can only be described as eccentric – or can you come up with another word for this strange bestiary of parrots, self-pitying novelists, narcolepsy, caterpillars, and fantastic creatures? (Now I’d really like to read a suspense story about a narcoleptic parrot who writes a celebrated roman à clefabout his life among fantastic beasts, only to be pursued by a murderous giant caterpillar who’s incensed about his portrayal in the book… Hitchcock meets Sendak, if you will. Someone, please write this, as my life won’t be complete without this book on my shelf.)
Ahem. So, moving on…
Monday: Jackie has birds on the brain, with The Parrot Who Owns Me by Joanna Burger.
Tuesday: Leena thinks about novelists, Mary Sues, and posthumous revenge fantasies with Edith Wharton’s early novella, The Touchstone.
Wednesday: Moira grapples with the novel idea of a narcoleptic hero in Sue Moorcroft’s original twist on the boy-meets-girl storyline, Dream a Little Dream.
Thursday: Lisa considers the staggering work of genius that is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Friday: Hilary is entranced by the beauty of The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson.