Sunday, March 11, 2007

Sunday morning coming down

Wowsers! Read this and then listen in to a conversation between Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming! It's a big MP3 file and the I was only able to listen by downloading. It's great to hear their voices and listen to two greats discussing their craft. I like the bit where Fleming asks Chandler how one arranges a killing.


Wonkette has an amusing piece comparing Brazilian protesters to US ones.

The Sunday papers have slightly changed my reading trajectory with two reviews. I had wanted to read Michael Burleigh's new book Sacred Causes. In his review Tony Judt closes with "Politico-religious zealotry is a timely topic, but anyone seeking a dispassionate account of it should look elsewhere. "Sacred Causes" is an ugly instance of its own subject matter." Wow.

Matthew Sharpe has a new book titled Jamestown, which is celebrating its 400 year anniversary. The Post review is intriguing. "This hilarious, poignant and often annoying novel reimagines the first permanent English settlement in America as a modern-day dystopia, an absurd hybrid of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Walt Disney's "Pocahontas."

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