Thursday, June 12, 2008
Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread by Don Robertson
Back in my teens, Don Robertson was a writer for The Cleveland Plain Dealer. His novel, Praise the Human Season, one I have re-read several times, remains one of my favorite books to this day. So when I saw an end cap display of The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread in the local Borders a few weeks before school let out, I had to buy a new paperback copy of my other Robertson favorite to take to class and hold up in front of my students. It seems Stephen King was equally impressed by Robertson's fiction in his early years, and is behind the push to reissue this old Cleveland classic about the adventures of nine year old Morris Bird III in 1944.