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Dec 23, 2010

Culture Mulcher’s 2010: book, sonic and visual mulching …

The book industry has suddenly, shockingly, entered its own strange zone, a state of imminent crisis as it slips from brute pulp to the ethereal electronic.

W H Chong — Culture Mulcher

W H Chong

Culture Mulcher

BOOK MULCHINGS:

For a book designer, walking (or surfing) into a bookshop can be overwhelming — an effect not so much Stendhal syndrome as, say, a couture seamstress walking into a department store. This year I’ve struggled with fiction fatigue and a shattered concentration (Nicholas Carr blames the net). Reading happened in a strange zone — firewalled from the stop-go of daily life.

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