Thursday, August 14, 2008

Summer's Gone............

.......................and you wasted every day (B. Janowitz) Get the covers on and all into the pavillion for tea and cake! Looks like it's going to chuck it down for the rest of the month. I simply can't wait until Autumn, when we can finally stop pretending to be appalled by the shitty weather, acting as if we've been short-changed by what the elements throw at us. You'll all be glad to know that I've decided to spare you my book reviews. They're as tedious to write as they must be to read. To this end, the final eight 'books that should have been in the BBC Big Read, but weren't' are; 6 - Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski 7 - Focaults Pendulum by Umberto Eco 8 - Q by Luther Blissett 9 - The Gospel Singer by Harry Crews 10 - The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides 11 - Death and The Penguin by Andrey Kurkov 12 - The Quiet American by Graham Greene 13 - Death In The Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa Sorry, nothing hugely exciting in there. Some of them are utterly inspirational, books that I have become obsessed with. Others are what I'd simply term as 'darn good reads'. Songs Of Summer No10: Avenue - St Etienne

4 comments:

dearieme said...

"The Quiet American by Graham Greene": I smell a rat. Is that "The Ugly American" under a false flag? If so, I score 1.

iLL Man said...

No, different novel altogether dm. I'd never heard of "The Ugly American" until you mentioned it. It seems they share a central theme of American involvement in Vietnam though.

The Quiet American:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Quiet_American

The Ugly American:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ugly_American

Hope that clears things up.....

dearieme said...

Thank you for that. Unfortunately that leaves me with a score of - Partick Thistle.

iLL Man said...

As a life long Partick Thistle fan, I'm sure I have no idea of what you might be referring to............