Jim Holt’s intriguingly titled new book, Why Does the World Exist? comes with an equally intriguing subtitle, An Existential Detective Story. It’s already received wide attention (Slate, the L. A. Times, the Wall Street Journal, among others), with more to come. The author appeared last night on the Charlie Rose Show, the book is reviewed in today’s NYT by Dwight Garner (who points out that it got a blurb from Christopher Hitchens days before he died) and will be featured on the cover of Sunday’s NYT BR. 

Several libraries are showing heavy holds on modest ordering.

Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
Jim Holt
Retail Price: $27.95
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Norton/Liveright – (2012-07-16)
ISBN / EAN: 0871404095 / 9780871404091

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