Take a Look, It’s in a BuK

Trying to figure out who wouldn’t vote for Caleb Carr might be a fun game to play with the family during the holidays. Ok, probably not — however if you’re looking for something fun to pass around at the next family gathering, office party or intervention, you’re in luck. The folks at BuK America have introduced twelve new BuKs to their lineup. The new collection of portable, happy volumes includes The Paradise of Children by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Revelation: The King James Version, and The Constitution of the United States. Maybe you’d like to stuff Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker into someone’s stocking? They’ve got that too. Keeping the spirit of pamphleteers alive, BuK America’s idea of providing “intellectual candy for people on the go” is a unique and fun concept that is a bright spot amidst a boring blur of the same old tired publishing ploys.

7 Responses

  1. Ahh, Valerie SolanisI like
    Ahh, Valerie Solanis

    I like the range of these Buks — they’re even publishing the psycho-feminist classic “SCUM” by Valerie Solanis, of “I Shot Andy Warhol” fame.

  2. This is allwell and good (Am
    This is all

    well and good (Am I imagining things, or were there not umlauts over the ‘u’s earlier today?) but how does Litkicks ever plan on becoming my one-stop shop for all things literary if it fails to mention (even in passing) that today is the birthday of Kurt Vonnegut and Fyodor Dostoevsky? (on the modern, Gregorian calendar vs Oct. 30 on the Julian Calendar – took me awhile to figure out the discrepancy)

  3. Because we were hoping you
    Because we were hoping you would take care of it for us. And see how that worked out?

  4. Well, Jim … yes there were
    Well, Jim … yes there were umlauts, but we get charged $1 per umlaut and it tends to mess up the RSS feed for some folks. So I removed them. I can send them to you separately for placement if you’d like, or you can draw them in on your screen with a Sharpie.

    As far as Vonnegut and Dostoevsky — yeah, I saw that this morning too, but found the BuKs much more interesting and current. And you seemed to already know that, so what are you complaining about?

  5. Hi Shamatha — well, I second
    Hi Shamatha — well, I second Jamelah and FC’s comments, and I’d like to add that while you know I wish K Vonnegut the very best, I think it’s a good thing that LitKicks generally doesn’t do birthdays. They’re sort of “non-news” news — you know what I mean? But, okay, happy birthday to Kurt and Fyo’.

  6. YeahI understand, if you do

    I understand, if you do one birthday have to do them all, otherwise you got, like, Jonathan Franzen calling up and asking why you didn’t acknowledge his birthday, and accusing you of being part of the avant garde small press that’s oppressing mainstream writers like him and then you’d have to go all Ben Marcus on his ass, and, well, it wouldn’t be pretty.

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