More Katrina, but this time faintly bookish

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

Perversely working our way through Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, now that we’ve grokked the way that Katrina and its aftermath took life, family members, home, culture, dignity and pets, we can move on to the books lost to Katrina. Leo McGovern, a New Orleans native who runs a zine called Antigravity, posts before and after pictures of his home and comic books:

Seeing my comics strewn about was the hardest. I’ve never been a mint freak, meaning I didn’t really care if my comics were in the best condition. If I could read them, that was the important thing. I do have a theory about books though. They’re like furniture. You buy a book to read just like you buy a couch to sit on. Sure, the book or couch will be messed up eventually, but you like to keep it in the best condition possible for as long as possible. To see my books in the worst condition they could ever be in, and to walk on them, seemed preposterous.

(via Boing Boing)


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