Thursday, April 15, 2010
That title, McSweeney's No.33, may not sound very exciting or enticing but 33 reflects the number of the current quarterly issue of the McSweeney's publication. And I say "publication" because each quarter it's a surprise to see in what format the topic at hand will arrive. The most recent issue took the form of the classic Sunday paper, with all the requisite sections, sports - including a special with Stephen King on the World Series - the magazine with an article on Sub-prime loans, and a section on Marijuana plantations in Mendocino County CA, and don't forget the "funnies"!
McSweeney's publications take on and share out a variety of topical issues, along with cutting edge fiction from nationally and internationally recognized authors of every stripe. Recent issues have taken the form of a graphic novel, a book on "Where to Invade Next" and the "Joke Book of Book Jokes". If you are looking for something a little different to read this could be just what you're looking for.