February 11, 2003

Stone Reader

The Stone Reader is a new documentary film that sounds really fascinating. I haven't seen it yet, but can't wait to see it! It chronicles filmmaker Mark Moscowitz's quest to track down the author, Dow Mossman, of the much-acclaimed 1972 novel The Stones of Summer. This was to be the author's only novel, and the book is now so rare, Amazon, Alibris, and Abebooks don't even have it in their databases. Interestingly, eBay just recently completed an auction for a first-edition copy of the book, and the successful bidder (who appears to be an attorney), paid $1,326.00 for the book. The movie has a website at www.stonereader.net and the trailer can be viewed here. Here's a link to the New York Times review.

Whoa! Check it out! What is Andy Hertzfeld doing in the trailer!? Check it out. He's the one who's unwrapping a package (which one assumes holds the book inside) and saying, "The Stones of Summer". I checked with Andy and it turns out Moscowitz is an old high school friend. Small world!

Here's a link to Salon.com's review. < Posted by brian at February 11, 2003 03:31 AM


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