Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Friday, March 7, 2008
Christopher Moore's Lamb: Special Gift Edition
Posted by Cordell Waldron
Christopher Moore's humorous novel Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal has been republished in a new Special Edition binding that should be familiar to fans of iconic books. This edition has the floppy faux-leather cover, the gilt-edged pages, and the red ribbon bookmark that typically set off a traditional Bible as a different kind of book. Here we see that at least one kind of iconicity is common enough to make parody effective.