I was pleased to find a copy of Lars Iyer’s new book Spurious (signed and with a wonderful and very generous note written in the cover, no less) in my mailbox this morning. For those of you who are not familiar with his blog Spurious, it is populated by, hands down, the most beautiful and poetic prose in the blogosphere. It is by measures hilarious, full of pathos, apocalyptic, and deeply philosophical. There’s a very real sense in which Lars has simultaneously resurrected the form of dialogue as a mode of philosophical exposition and created an entirely new genre of philosophical writing. Is it philosophy? Is it literature? Is it poetry? I don’t know, but it’s damn good. I can’t wait to read this.