quirk books

October feels like the right time to feature the books of author, publisher, and book collector Marc Hartzman, who first caught my attention back in 2015 with his novel, The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell. Hartzman, aka the Weird Historian, enjoys the odd

JaneAusten_final_300dpi.jpgTo be an Austen completist
As devoted readers of FB&C will know, I've been following Quirk Classics from its very quirky beginning. Last year, Quirk Books of Philadelphia published a "mash-up" of Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which became a New York Times bestseller. I
This is the time of year for best-of lists -- The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009, The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2009, The New Yorker's