Don't know Blackwood's work, is it good?
― dow, Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
The one I read was good, and others here have repped for some of the others.
― Why Does Redd People Never Want To Blecch? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, now I see mention of Great Granny Webster, what's the writing like?
― dow, Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Remember it being witty and funny, byt it was a while ago, I couldn't tell you more. Maybe I should read this copy of Corrigan sitting right here.
― Why Does Redd People Never Want To Blecch? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Please do! I'll look around online when not so lazy.
― dow, Sunday, 4 March 2012 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, Blackwood is witty and funny and often pretty dark, too. Good stuff.
― Not only dermatologists hate her (James Morrison), Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Forgot to mention the darkness. Enjoying first pages of Corrigan. May stick with it
― Why Does Redd People Never Want To Blecch? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 4 March 2012 23:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
'an ermine in czernopol' is just really, really good
― Lamp, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
anyone read Hav, the Jan Morris travel fiction thing that they have forthcoming. Usually enjoy morris, am tempted.
― you don't exist in the database (woof), Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:00 AM (8 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
just read this, really enjoyed it. its actually two books in one -- one set in 1985 and one in 2005 -- the first is better but the second works fine as a companion piece
― max, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh yeah, I gotta have Hav. The travel non-fiction I've read was rich, dense but very clear, very careful, with no hesitation.Comes from climbing all those mountains, incl the ones w streets. Also liked Conundrum, re the sex change. Haven't read the pre-op, Desmond era adventures, but I better.
― dow, Monday, 14 May 2012 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Lethem praises Patrick Hamilton's NYRB editions in current Rolling Stone, mentions that Hamilton provided the basis of Hitchcock's Gaslight and Rope (the latter with a little help from Leopold and Loeb, or so I assumed)
― dow, Friday, 25 May 2012 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
reading the sheckley story collection right now, very fun
― congratulations (n/a), Friday, 25 May 2012 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Patrick Hamilton is so much one of my favourite writers
― seven league bootie (James Morrison), Sunday, 27 May 2012 04:21 (11 months ago) Permalink
I also discovered that, starting this fall, N.Y.R.B. is launching a new e-book-only imprint, made up of literary novels and books in translation singled out by the writer Sue Halpern. “Our logic is very simple,” Halpern writes. “Since, as the argument goes, it is too risky and expensive to bring out these sorts of books, we will take advantage of digital’s lower costs to expand the reading universe.” The first three offerings will be Lindsay Clarke’s “The Water Theatre” (September); Zena el Khalil’s “Beirut, I Love You: A Memoir” (October), and Yoram Kaniuk’s “1948” (November). The project is one answer to the lament about print’s demise; think of what’s now possible in the cheaper e-book form.
― congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 7 June 2012 18:19 (11 months ago) Permalink
Me too, and I think I first heard of him on ILB.
That ebook thing sounds excellent.
― franny glass, Friday, 8 June 2012 15:50 (11 months ago) Permalink
Anybody get Ride a Cockhorse? The original novel was published in '91.
― a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 July 2012 23:36 (10 months ago) Permalink
I've ordered it, but it hasn't come in yet--looks good, though
― an inevitable disappointment (James Morrison), Monday, 9 July 2012 00:12 (10 months ago) Permalink
struggling with the wedgwood
I keep reading sentences but they're not going in; she has an imperceptibly queer style. lots of sentences seem straightforward but don't seem to make a lot of sense. maybe I'm just in the wrong headspace rn
― skrill xx (cozen), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:11 (10 months ago) Permalink
finished reading 'the mountain lion' which i liked a lot and thought felt kinda sui generis like it wasnt really a story about childhood or coming-of-age but it also wasnt a fable, really, although it has strong elements of both?
i think of Molly as a character that defies any attempt at readerly sentimental identification, but i don't know if she's a villain, exactly. she's terrifying.
she is terrifying! i didnt hate her and they way stafford slopes in and out of her pov, mixing her and her brother up makes it hard to get a real sense of her somehow? idk i almost felt like despite everything she was still a mystery to me, nothing she did would surprise but everything seemed uncertain and unpredictable too.
― Lamp, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 04:08 (10 months ago) Permalink