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Frisk
So it looks like the first book (of 27 I think?) is coming out in May. Anyone excited?
I follow him on Facebook, and over the last year or two he's posted a series of random cryptic pictures of a galaxy, each one with a series of numbers attached. When I was looking up info on the new book today, I found out that it was a code, and the code had been broken. The pictures posted so far translate into this:

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If you're interested in the code or the pictures, https://www.facebook.com/MarkZDanielewski
He might have them on twitter or something too, but I don't twitter so I dunno. If you're interested in how they broke the code: http://forums.markzdanielewski.com/forum/t...ook-codes/page7

Aaannddd if you're interested in the new series: http://www.amazon.com/The-Familiar-One-Rai...y/dp/0375714944
Dr Strum
There are 880 pages in volume one of 27?

Exciting.
Frisk
One month left! I'm pretty stoked.
Rhiannon
I have this in my calendar for like, two weeks from now. Even though I haven't been reading anything lately, I think I will get this when it actually comes out so I can stare at it next to all these other books and wonder what kind of story he wrote this time.
Frisk
QUOTE(Rhiannon @ Apr 26 2015, 03:44 AM) *

I have this in my calendar for like, two weeks from now. Even though I haven't been reading anything lately, I think I will get this when it actually comes out so I can stare at it next to all these other books and wonder what kind of story he wrote this time.


Or you could break your reading fast with it :D

EDIT: I read somewhere that one of the voices/pov's is written like computer code. There. That should make you quiver with excitement. Or it won't.
BUT MAYBE STURM?
Frisk
Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6H1TRr2NhA
Dr Strum
Finished it today.

Me likey.

The only part of the story that really makes sense to me thus far is that narrated by the family. I have very little comprehension of what was going on in the other narrators' lives, though all of them had such unique and well-developed voices, prosodically and signiconically.

And I will probably have none of the answers to my questions until fucking volume 27.
Rhiannon
I didn't read or buy past volume 1, but for those who have kept reading, how is it? WHAT'S UP IN THE STORY IN SPOILER TAGS? I want to be spoiled, it may interest me in trying to keep going.
Frisk
I stopped at volume 2 because of money, but it got cancelled after volume 4 or 5 or something
Dr Strum
Yeah I was kinda skeptical that it would be marketable through a whole damn 27 eight-hundred-page volumes, and I gave up part way through volume 2, but was still said to hear that :(
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