One of my favorite observations on the e's comes from Terry Pratchett, I just re-read it again the other day:
"And finally there was The Goode Childe's Booke of Faerie Tales, so old that it belonged to an age when there were far more e's around."
Wow, the hardcover had a completely different look! That was a book with a fairly serious tone - don't know if that cover reflects it.
I like end of the world novels, and when I read this one there weren't as many as there are now. Now there are hundreds, it seems.