Nina Simone’s Gum by Warren Ellis
My rating: five stars
Let’s get something out of the way up front.
Warren Ellis is a fuckin’ delight.
Like, a we’re pretty lucky to have him-level delight.
Nina Simone’s Gum is a rare thing: a shortish book that seems to be filled to the brim with delight. It’s about Ellis, but not really. It’s about chewing gum, but not really. It’s about a sense of the man as conveyed by a worshipful consideration of a legendary singer’s ephemera.
It is inexplicably, joyfully Warren.(more…)