Sunday, June 03, 2007

Booksters and wordsters

Xtina recommended Ella Minnow Pea, a cute little story about an island that has to stop using certain letters of the alphabet one by one. As its subtitle says, it's a progressive lipogrammatic epistolary fable: the tale is told through a series of letters; and with each removal of a letter from the alphabet, the vocabulary in the letters the characters write gets more and more creative.

It's brilliant!


Xtina said...

glad you liked it!

fabulous girl said...

ooh, my former book group read that a few years ago and loved it.