New Pinkwater Novel, Serialized
July 18, 2006 8:16 AM   Subscribe

Daniel Pinkwater's newest novel, "The Neddiad"—serialized weekly for your reading pleasure. (Previous Pinkwater Post)
posted by interrobang (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Cool. When I was in the sixth grade someone left a library copy of Lizard Music in the classroom where I had study hall. I started reading it out of boredom and it blew my mind. I've been a huge fan ever since. It's pretty forward thinking of Houghton Mifflin to allow this...
posted by nanojath at 8:35 AM on July 18, 2006

Fat Men from Space is a classic.
posted by oraknabo at 8:44 AM on July 18, 2006

hee hee. last week's car talk was sort of about him. it was kind of hilarious.
posted by timory at 8:54 AM on July 18, 2006

Yuck, the Neddiad link isn't working, neither from here nor from the link to it on DP's own site. Is it thus for others, or is it just internets misbehavin', here in the third world?
posted by ibmcginty at 9:18 AM on July 18, 2006

It oughtta work. I posted this from my computer that's not logged into anything Pinkwater-related....

Maybe it's because the text itself is a pop-up from the main Neddiad site?
posted by interrobang at 9:23 AM on July 18, 2006

(The Pinkwater)
posted by shoepal at 9:48 AM on July 18, 2006

Personally, I am a devotee of the "Larry The Polar Bear" saga.
posted by briank at 10:02 AM on July 18, 2006

here's the first chapter.
posted by roue at 10:10 AM on July 18, 2006

I also read all of his stuff in elementary school - we actually studied 'Lizard Music' in grade 8, and that got me, and my friend Kelly (who is still a good friend), hooked on his books.
(Hooked, hooked,hooked on his books)
His stories were just amazing, anarchic and eccentric - and characters a certain kind of kid could easily identify with. I still think of Lizard Music from time to time - the idea of hearing music from another dimension is a pretty cool one.
posted by Flashman at 10:26 AM on July 18, 2006

shoepal, I was actually in the states last weekend and heard the section about the pinkwater unit. The coolest part was when he phoned in to talk about it himself.
posted by djfiander at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2006

Daniel Pinkwater does a great audio version of Calef Brown's Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, which is the go-to book for little kids in our family. Like a Shel Silverstein for the next generation, I strongly recommend both the book and the narration.
posted by padraigin at 11:04 AM on July 18, 2006

My favorite Pinkwater fiction is in "Young Adults" (which collects the story "Young Adult Novel" and a sequel story about the Dada Ducks -- if you just have "Young Adult Novel" or "5 Novels", there's another Ducks story waiting for you.) But I probably like his collected NPR commentaries ("Fish Whistle" and "Chicago Days, Hoboken Nights", or together as "Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle") even more.

Thanks for the post, interrobang.
posted by Zed_Lopez at 11:47 AM on July 18, 2006

Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Doom!

'Nuff said. Thanks for the link!
posted by blahblahblah at 12:52 PM on July 18, 2006

Go, Mr. P., may you write forever. Lizard Music is probably his masterpiece, but I've always had a special fondness for Yobgorgle, Mystery Monster of Lake Ontario.
posted by LeLiLo at 2:31 PM on July 18, 2006

Geez. Talk about getting old, and droning on and on... that's almost word for word what I said four years ago. (Anyway, he's still the greatest.)
posted by LeLiLo at 2:35 PM on July 18, 2006

Thanks for posting, we've been trying to get the word out about the book being serialized, and I was kinda hoping someone would post it here. ibmcginty, can you still not access it? I've had a few reports of people not being able to get through; not sure if it's the domain forwarding or something else. If anyone else is having trouble, please let me know, and tell me what browser/op system you're using.

(Disclaimer: I am the Pinkwater webmaster.)
posted by greatgefilte at 5:36 PM on July 18, 2006

That's awesome, greatgefilte! This post got cross-posted to BoingBoing earlier today, so you should be getting plenty of traffic!
posted by interrobang at 5:53 PM on July 18, 2006

I still can't get to it; I'm using Win 2000/WE. Also, I'm in the quasi-third world, in the US Virgin Islands; I'd tend to chalk it up to that, but I seem to be able to get at everything else out there on the internet-- including roue's link to the first chapter at
posted by ibmcginty at 4:18 AM on July 19, 2006

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