Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Let me hear your body talk

One of the great joys of the library is shooting past the new arrivals section to do a quick scan for treasures. I usually come off empty or grab something I later don't like, but today I think I did OK. I saw Kung Fu High School, which was recommended by Harris. It's supposedly hyper-violent, which some people will not like. The Amazon reviewers are pretty divided, but I think I will give it a shot since Harris liked it.

Having read and adored Positively Fifth Street, I was psyched to see Jim McManus's new one called Physical. As you might guess it is about the state of medicine and the state of McManus's health, which is so-so. I am not that interested in health care issues, but I thought his writing both engaging and hilarious in the poker book, and I really don't care that much about poker. Most of the negative reviews seem put-off by his style and viewpoints, so I am going to discount those.

I was there to pick up an improbable pair of items, Can You Dig It, which is a Rhino collection of 70s soul, and Most Amazing Dinosaur Songs, which is exactly what it sounds like.

2 comments:

Harris said...

Let me know what you think. Sort of like NA, but with more shivs and bleeding instead of shoving matches to get Krispy Kremes at Break.

Off subject, where do you come down on the James Frey hoopla?

Tripp said...

I would say that he shouldn't have sold it as a memoir if it was THAT made up. Sure, we know there have to be exaggerations, but his was wholesale lying.