As most anyone who reads books on a regular basis will attest, some of the most significant books they’ve ever read were found to be such not only because of what was written upon their respective pages, but also because of when in the life of the individual reader the book was read. I can’t […]
There was a time when I would have begun any essay or notice pertaining to Bill Oddie with a reference to the title of the much-beloved comedy in which he famously appeared. However after reading the forward of his new book I have come to realize jut how unjust to all the work he has done since that time such persistent references have by now become.
Thanks to Oregon State University Press’ Northwest Reprints series which publishes classic works of both fiction and nonfiction from the past of the Pacific Northwest, a new edition of this timeless work has been published as part of the press’ 2013 list.
As Bowden told Brooke Gladstone during an interview on WNYC’s On the Media regarding his recent book Dreamland, “My dream is to invite a reader into a room and pour a nice cup of tea and then nail the damn door shut.” It is a dream that he has unquestionably realized.