Verlyn Klinkenborg, Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile
Author Verlyn Klinkenborg reads from and comments on his book Timothy, or Notes of an Abject Reptile (Knopf 2006). With a naturalist's eye, Klinkenborg tells the story of a tortoise from the perspective of the tortoise himself. Or itself. A wry and carefully observed tale of eight adventurous days outside the safe confines of Klinkenborg's garden. Recorded at 192 Books on March 1, 2006 (42 minutes).
Channel 192 is curated by Jack Macrae, editor of the Henry Holt imprint Jack Macrae Books, who says that most bookstores, especially the leviathan Borders and Barnes and Noble, are not interested in books. So he and his wife, gallerist Paula Cooper, opened their own, 192 Books on 10th Avenue in Manhattan. Like bookstores of old, 192 houses a collection that is a very personal reflection of its owners. Programs appearing below were recorded during public readings at 192 Books or Paula Cooper Gallery.