They say it's rude or voyeuristic to sift through other people's mail, which might explain my great hesitance in taking up Nick Bantock's unique brand of fiction.
|It's not chick lit! It's an epistolary novel!|
This adorably priceless discovery comes to you courtesy of the website Letters Of Note, which makes an enlightening (and surprisingly fun) case for the preservation of the endangered art of snail mail.
I haven't fully trawled their archives yet, though a quick skim of the humour category is sure to provide something for everybody.
I got a real good guffaw out of Harlan Ellison's menacing blurb letter, and even awww'd at T.S. Eliot's generously whimsical "present" for his godson's birthday, but my personal favorite has got to be Robert Heinlein's one-size-fits-all fan reply.