Number 4 on my Pulitzer Quest
A Haunted, Alluring Phantasmagoria
Plus, I’ma sucker for a good cover!
I requested the new oral history of ESPN, Those Guys Have All The Fun, unfortunately the large print edition was the only copy available. I’m not picky so that wasn’t a problem, but now the problem is reading the damn thing! You can’t casually pick it up and indulge, you have to commit mind AND body to this beast!!!
2006 Booker Prize Winner
This page turner has a soundtrack!
Both are collections of short stories, relatively short (under 300 pages), centered around Bosnian/Eastern European culture, war, death, life, bee keeping, humorous, melancholy, intriguing, and well crafted.
I’ma have to give the nod to “Bruno” though because it’s stories are more creative (in format) and diverse (in content). Plus, they tie together nicely.
You should really read both, if you feel so inclined.
Last night I ran across this sticker while I was out carousing.
My reply… SHIT YEAH!
DEAD MAN WALKING
“a bunch of Buddhist catnaps.”- Vonnegut (himself)
A series of essays on “The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son”. The essays are eclectic, covering everything from star-gazing to LEGOS to cougars (human not feline), OCD to Doctor Who.
This title and The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier and Clay are the only two books by Chabon that I enjoy. So there…
For fathers day bitches!
This isn’t one of my favorite Vonnegut creations, but even mediocre Vonnegut is enjoyable to read!
This is a collection of short stories set in Kittur, India. The tales are roughly woven together, not in a Tarantino-esque stlye, where the separate plot lines eventually converge, then climax, but more of a group portrait, where one tale references a character or situation addressed from a previous narrative.
They take place over the 7 year period between the assassinations of Prime Minister Gandhi and her son Rajiv, an era of extraordinary transformation for the ordinary Indian.
From Jimmy Savile, the first person to see the need for two turntables, to Francis Grasso, Grandmaster Flash, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, and finally Tiesto, this book reads like a conversation with the most influential dance floor innovators. Full of insight, humour, and the occasional flyer
As a side note, this book confirms my suspicions….. the club scene was waaaay cooler in the 70s.