Monday, January 28, 2013

Building Stories, crushing skulls

Is anyone keeping track of how many people have been injured by improperly shelved or precariously positioned copies of Chris Ware's critically-acclaimed latest and most gigantic work, Building Stories...?

That's how it is shelved at the nearest big box book store, which I happened to be in tonight. It looks almost as if it were shelved as some sort of trap to do away with manga readers who might browse too long...I wondered if maybe there wasn't a thin length of piano wire stretching from, say, Sailor Moon Vol. 3 to Building Stories, so that if you pull the former off the shelf, the latter comes crashing down upon you. Naturally I was too afraid to examine it too closely, for fear of my own life.

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