‘The Evolution of Inanimate Objects’ by Harry Karlinsky

Is it fiction? Is it non-fiction? Is it somewhere in between?

The Evolution of Inanimate Objects, a curious little book about cutlery (yes, knives and forks) by Harry Karlinsky, is like a reading-magic-trick. The book jacket implies fiction and yet the meticulous footnotes, extensive references and the format (a clever mix of text, correspondence, photographs and diagrams), will have you believe otherwise. Continue reading