Monday, July 30, 2007

Author Writes Novel on Cell Phone!

And then gets eaten by aliens!

Well, no, not the aliens part. But an Italian writer has written his 384-page novel on a cell phone. The story's on Mediabistro.

Why? you may ask (I did). His publisher's PR person says: "It really was a time management issue. He had a book in him and really wanted to write it but found he just didn't have the time to sit and do it on a computer."

Maybe it's sour grapes on my part, but has anyone reviewed this novel? It's sci-fi, and if it weren't in Italian I'd volunteer. I'm sure any author, no matter what he writes on, would rather be famous for writing a good read, rather than a novelty manuscript.

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