Vintage seizes the moment

Quality paperback publisher Vintage seems to be taking advantage of the publicity surrounding Shelby Foote's death - I walked into a Borders bookstore last night and found all of his novels stocked.

Picked out Follow Me Down for lakeside reading this weekend. At first it looked like a weak sister to Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away; on closer inspection, it looked nothing like that. In fact it preceded Violent by five years.

Dipped into it last night and quickly laid it down - way too rich and tasty for browsing - needs my full attention.

Shelby Foote, I am very impressed.