Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Stone Reader Succeeds
Mark Moskowitz’ film, Stone Reader, has finally achieved its intended purpose.
Stone Reader, which we encouraged our readers to see, not so much for cinematic quality as for desired literary effect, has achieved just that: Mossman’s book, The Stones of Summer, is now back in print and availabe at the usual outlets. Read an interview with Mossman here, and then perhaps you should even read the book . . . but at some point the old question is going to raise its ugly head again: Did Mossman fade into obscurity because, after all, his book wasn’t that great in the first place? Several reader/critics, the film notwithstanding, are now retroactively agreeing with publishing history’s original assessment.