30 August 2010

Come Dio comanda

Finished Ammaniti's Come Dio comanda today. A Greek Tragedy if ever i've read one. Nevertheless, an enjoyable read. I found myself reading faster than my comprehension, figuratively running through it trying to get to the next page to find out what happened next!

Hmmm...That's eight. What's next?

28 August 2010

In response to being “clever”

Oh, I get it. Very clever.

Thank you.

How's it working out for you?


Being clever?


Keep it up, then. Right up.


24 August 2010

Three posts in one day!

Meanwhile, back in Detroit...

Who cares about Murder City? Detroit is #3 in bedbugs nationwide!

Courtesy Wikimedia


After that unsavory news, yr gonna need a shot of something strong. How about a Fat Ass?

I -- Love Detroooiiiiiiitttt! And, Nine, you rule.

2010's Book #5 my ass!

I knew i had forgotton something! That's SEVEN books so far. Let's recapitulate...
  1. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  2. Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote
  3. L'amore dell'assassino, Massimo Carlotto
  4. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  5. The Raw Shark Texts, Steven Hall
  6. The Catcher In The Rye, J.D. Salinger
  7. Trilogia della citta di K., Agota Kristof
Duh. Anyway, i started today Come Dio comanda by Niccolò Ammaniti. Oh my...at this rate, it'll be a book a month!

2010's Book #5

Trilogia della cittĂ  di K. by Agota Kristof.

Oh. My. God.

I'm still digesting it. What a strange and depressing book. If it weren't written so well, i'd have put it down after the first 50 pages. It is a celebration of the misery, despair and wretchedness that is life. I could never relate to the characters in this book, mainly because i have a different (read: positive) outlook on life, plus that fact that the cards that i've been dealt until now haven't been too bad, a full house every now and then and lots of two pairs that save my ass.

Seriously, i had to read an issue of Paperino just to get the taste out of my mouth...errr, mind. And i'm still processing!

So, where are we on Book List 2010...
  1. In Cold Blood, Truman Capote
  2. Other Voices, Other Rooms, Truman Capote
  3. L'amore dell'assassino, Massimo Carlotto
  4. High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
  5. Trilogia della citta di K., Agota Kristof

Five, not counting rereading of the italian edition of Bukowski's Hot Water Music. Y'know, working-on-my-tan summer reading.

Misfires: i keep thinking that i've missed a book somewhere, but it's probably the Roxy Music book i keep trying to read, Re-make/Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music by Michael Bracewell. Much as Roxy is one of my favorite bands, and 60s Pop Art is one of my favorite all-around subjects, this book just isn't doing it for me. I might have read maybe 20 pages so far. And i tried to read Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar. My mistake is that's what i picked up after Trilogia. Big mistake. Ten pages and i said "later." Maybe at a later, lighter date.

Going from print to TV, since when and (more importantly) why has RaiTre become the Telenovela Channel? If i were more conspiracy-minded...

17 August 2010

Be reasonable...

...demand the impossible! LINKSAUSAGE

Chrissie Hynde. I used to work with a woman many years ago, a few years older than i, that was physically similar...well...now that i think about it, there were certain differences...but nevertheless, reminded me of Chrissie Hynde.

It's funny...Chrissie Hynde's face never really imprinted in my mind. Must've been her bangs always covering her brow.

And speaking of women a few years older than i, have you seen Joan Jett lately? Yes, she'd have nothing to do with me even if i was giftwrapped, but does she have a portrait of herself in an attic somewhere doing her aging for her??? Nine sez she's had some cosmetic surgery done (she's got that cat-eye thing goin' on), completely popping my ever-naive bubble. Well, i think she looks great!