Baker saves Charlie Brown

Complete Peanuts Even if you hate his books (I haven’t read the latest, but I think I wear my heart on my sleeve), thank Nicholson Baker for one thing: without his newspaper preservation campaign, Fantagraphics wouldn’t have been able to locate some of the strips in its Complete Peanuts collection.

Incidentally, Mark Sarvas’ review of Checkpoint, Baker’s controversial novel about an “addled paranoiac whose plan to assassinate George W. Bush includes radio-controlled flying saws, homing bullets and a hammer,” is by far the best I’ve seen.


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