by carl wilson

Book News!

My book, which, now that it's actually in the publisher's hands, I can finally talk about as a concrete thing rather than a hypothetical, now has an official subtitle. It's not on the mockup of the cover on Amazon but it is in the entry title. As you may know, the books in the 33 1/3 series all are titled after the album they deal with. But since mine is a bit of a twist on the series - treating the album not so much as the object of the study but as an exemplary jumping-off point for a book on a broader theme - the publisher agreed that it might be helpful to add a subtitle to hint at that larger dimension.

Ladies and germs, I give you Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste. (And yes, you can pre-order the book there...)

Also, you can read a short excerpt right now on the 33 1/3 blog.

General | Posted by zoilus on Monday, October 01 at 3:57 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (11)



Thank you for your ingenuity and hardy love of this freak monster mongrel of a culture we live in. The excerpt I saw on Idolator is real exciting--"Greil-y," if I can say that! Wow! Well Done, sir!

Posted by Jeoff Bull on October 5, 2007 9:02 PM



Congratulations Carl! And yes, love the title!

Posted by Nadia on October 5, 2007 4:08 PM



Bravo, Carl!

Posted by Alex Ross on October 3, 2007 8:57 AM



We're hoping for early December.

Posted by zoilus on October 2, 2007 6:33 PM



What's the publication date? I think I'll pitch a review to Xtra. The subject of La Celine (given her strange appeal to many gay men) might pique their interest.

Posted by Shawn on October 2, 2007 11:09 AM



Way to go, kid. She reads like a dream you don't want to wake up from, even though its about pop politics.

Posted by js on October 2, 2007 9:53 AM



Great excerpt. You have a great gift for looking at what appears to be a puddle, and finding cosmic biomatter beneath the surface - and then describing that biomatter with clarity and creativity! I look forward to the rest.

Posted by Jane on October 1, 2007 11:16 PM



Many Congratulations on your book, Carl. It is quite an accomplishment. And double congrats on the resounding gracenote/maraschino cherry that is the subtitle. I will buy it and read it.

Next time I am sitting in a Saint-Hubert restaurant in Trois-Rivieres and I take notice of the music that is constantly playing in such establishments, I will think of zoilus. If only that moment would come sooner than later.

Posted by marco on October 1, 2007 9:13 PM



No, as a matter of fact the other Celine never comes up in the book. So in that sense the joke is cheap - a plus in my book! (Ouch, pun unintended.)

Posted by zoilus on October 1, 2007 7:09 PM



Hey -- Congrats!

Very witty subtitle.

Does this mean I have to read the *other* Celine in order to understand your book?

Posted by john on October 1, 2007 7:07 PM



Great excerpt... great subtitle... here's hoping they get this one out asap as they hint!

Posted by malstain on October 1, 2007 4:42 PM




Zoilus by Carl Wilson