A New Novel By Bjarne Melgaard.Np. Aschehoug, n.d. 8vo.; text with formatted with bands of color throughout; clothbound with printed jacket.
The text begins on the cover of the dustjacket, then to the jacket's interior flaps, and continues without interruption through all interior pages, and ends on the back cover of the jacket. There are format changes throughout. No date, edition, publisher, or other bibliographic information is given. This book is notable for having never been read. To be clear: no person, past, or present, its author notwithstanding, has read the book in its entirety. The reading level is not difficult. There is no reason it couldn't be read through. It's just that it never has been. This fact alone makes it distinctive, and because there is much here to hate, it stands as a kind of provocation, challenging those who would hate it to remove that singular aura. If it's so easy, why hasn't anyone done it?