In late 2014 Melville House announced their Art of the Novella series, an admirable project to publish classic novellas in book and ebook form. To celebrate the launch, they offered the first fifty-six of the books at a special price.
I couldn’t resist.
There have been some problems with the international shipping, but I’m expecting the books to arrive soon. When they do, I’m going to stare them in the face and read—in the words of Honey Bunny from Pulp Fiction—”every motherfucking last one” of them.
Along the way I’ll post reviews, my thoughts on the novella as an art form, favourite quotes and whatever else I can come up with. It could take years, but I’m in this for the long haul.
I won’t be limiting myself to the Art of the Novella series. I’ll try and take in some other novellas, old and new, including Australian releases from Seizure’s Viva la Novella project and Griffith Review’s Novella Project.
Do you have a favourite novella that you’d like me to include? Comment below!