Hey, guys, check out Steve Hely's "Short Takes on Books That Don't Exist," which appeared in the June issue of The Believer. It's a mildly amusing critique of modern publishing, although my favorite has to be the following:
The Empty Staircase
by Omar Perus (translated by Richard Milner)
The late Ottoman Empire is the setting for this comedy of manners that follows the ever-failing efforts of a lecherous piano teacher to seduce his students. Perus, long-renowned in his native country, makes a riotous first entry into English through the deft hands of Milner, a scholar in residence at the Canadian Institute for Asia-Minor Studies.