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Flak Magazine - Interview Excerpts
[url=http://www.flakmag.com/features/mzd.html]Profile: Mark Z. Danielewski
by Eric Wittmershaus[/url]
"There's a reason Johnny Truant's typeface is called Courier," he says. "Everyone calls...normal type or typewriter face, but it's Courier, and Courier's important because...(Johnny) is a courier of sorts." Danielewski adds that Zampanò's typeface is Times, the title page is Dante and the editors' typeface is Bookman.
"It's probably more daunting for someone to pick up the book and go, 'How do I read this?'" Danielewski says. "Once you actually start it," he continues, flipping to the beginning of the book, "this is very straightforward."
Moving a little further along, he says, "And then you get here, and you only get one, two footnotes." Continuing, "Slowly the footnotes start to grow, and slowly the tricks start to happen, but by that point, you're really figuring out how to read the book."
"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never say a common place thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." ~ Jack Kerouac