Now, please, everybody read this book immediately. It’s that good, quite possibly the book of the year, period.
And yay for Richard Powers’ The Echo Maker. Read that one too.
A very good year at the National Book Awards.
p.s. The AP article contains a snippet of Anderson’s acceptance: Anderson, the young people’s literature winner, also cited the indulgence of his publisher, Candlewick Press. He thanked Candlewick for taking on a long and unusual book by a "neurotic who rarely leaves his house or gets dressed."
p.p.s. True junkies can see the ceremony on CSpan Book TV this weekend, at 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday.