I’ve encounter determined book collectors hungrily seeking out “1st Editions” but have yet to hear of any after “Fur Editions”. Perhaps this is because Dave Eggars’ novelization of Sendak’s classic childhood anthem, Where the Wild Things Are will be the first such edition.
Due out in October, to coincide with the theatrical release of the film (Eggars=screenwriter, Spike Jonze=director), The Wild Things: the novelization will be my first “Fur Edition” and I can’t wait to hold it up to my face. Paste had a nice article on the phenomenon, here.
Check out the trailer for the film which features a beautiful use of the Arcade Fire song, “Wake Up”. This is already my pick for best film of ’09 and I know it will be competing with “Half-Blood Prince”.