mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

License to Quill

The author writes for cracked.com. That, in fact, seems to be his day job. Why am I reading this book? Besides its odd echoes of the imperfectly remembered even if twice-read Armor of Light?

I go back to White Teeth with relief. That one acquires depth and gravitas by contrast. And still reminds me of The Midnight Mayor, though god alone knows why.

(Perverse reaction, as ever- I really want to be reading Angus Wilson's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes. Quite a different England from Zadie Smith's- or Kate Griffin's, come to that.)
Tags: points, reading_16, rivers, shakespeare
Subscribe

  • (no subject)

    Ah, ok. So the trans character in Kafuka that I didn't notice was trans when I first read the book (or at least didn't remember as a salient detail…

  • It rains on the streets as it rains in my heart

    There's Lot's wife and then there's 'twenty years ago was a really nice year, why can't it be twenty years ago again?' But yeah, 2000 was a nice…

  • You can't hide your itchy eyes

    Allergies, age, whatever. Left eye is unhappy. Gone are the days when I could function without a lens in it, alas, so either I read nothing today or…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments