A bit random today.
Last night my sister and I discussed A Primate’s Memoir that we read for sort of a mini book club, just the two of us. Discussed the author’s propensity for getting into dangerous situations for possibly the sake of “machismo”, my sister’s word. Although he doesn’t seem like that type of guy. Also his bashing of Dian Fossey, did it stem from being a fancy-pants PhD or honest criticism?
Just starting to close on Never Let Me Go, which my wife and I are reading. I’m ramping up to give it a bit of a working over. That is unless the ending holds surprises for me which I don’t anticipate.
And Blood Meridian is so far a fantastic piece of fiction, better, in my opinion, than The Road which I thought was quite good. McCarthy is a genius at painting a vivid picture of the environment and actions of his characters. Don’t know how he does it. He puts brilliant words in a brilliant order and did you see him on Oprah, I didn’t because I don’t much care for Oprah but I wish I had seen the interview and it seems he’s not only brilliant but humble.
And Infinite Jest is proving clever and intriguing when it isn’t so difficult to follow and there are about 15 different storylines and so I merely attempt to digest it piece by piece. And will I ever finish?