stone reader update

A few years ago, in a rush to find something to read on a plane, filmmaker Mark Moskowitz decided to pick up his old copy of Dow Mossman’s The Stones of Summer, a book that had been lying around, unread, on his bookshelf, for more than two decades. He fell in love with the book, and decided to track down the author and his book. The author seemed to have disappeared, and there were only a few copies of the book still in print, which Moskowitz bought (all of them.) Then Moskowitz channelled this new obsession into a documentary about Dow Mossman, called Stone Reader, which became a cult favorite in the US. The BBC has just purchased the movie and the Guardian’s Andrew Anthony reviews it. If you haven’t seen this documentary, here’s its website, where you can find screenings near you.