Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ten Thousand Saints

In this week's New York Times, the cover review is of Ten Thousand Saints, a novel by Eleanor Henderson. The book delves into the straight-edge music scene of the late 1980's, of which I know only a very little. The reviewer says that, "Henderson does not hold back once: she writes the hell out of every moment, every scene, every perspective, every fleeting impression, every impulse and desire and bit of emotional detritus."

I'm going to put this on my list of books to watch for. At $12.99 on the Kindle ($15.85 hardcover), I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger, but maybe if the price comes down or I see a used copy.

PS: Although much of the book takes place in New York City, portions of it apparently take place in Lintonburg, VT, a fictional town that whose name is an anagram for Burlington, VT, and which resembles Burlington in many ways.


  1. just started this book. will write a review once done, but thanks for pointing it out!

  2. Did either of you read Ten Thousand Saints? It sounded really intriguing, esp. given my VT roots and my hardcore phase back in the day. Let me know!