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July 02, 2009

Books and Publishing Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Enjoy the latest offering from Charlton Griffin, frequent 2Blowhards visitor and producer of some of the classiest audiobooks available.

* Big Hollywood's Matt Peterson continues his series about conservatives and literature.

* Cullen Gallagher reads and enjoys "Pick-Up," by the pulp master Charles Willeford.

* Whatever became of sexy-trashy blockbuster novels?

* Gerard Jones takes stock of how things are changing for book authors.

* Thanks to Bryan for turning up this excellent interview with the great, and very down-to-earth, Elmore Leonard.

* Here's a downside to the Kindle that I hadn't thought of before.

* Why doesn't the opinion-making class appreciate light verse more?

* MBlowhard Rewind: I praised the sly and satirical work of the popular novelist Ira Levin.



posted by Michael at July 2, 2009


Re: Kindle

Ah, yes...the book as iconic representative of "an experience in life". I have most of the books I've read in my life and one day I'm going to arrange them in my library from left to right, a kind of Cartesian graph of my intellectual development (or retrogression in some cases). Books are the physical manifestation of an emotional involvement, a picture in time and space of where your head was at a given date.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on July 2, 2009 1:50 PM

Ira Gershwin taught himself part of his trade by writing light verse.

Posted by: dearieme on July 2, 2009 5:06 PM

My idea of good light verse is Auden's Letter to Iceland!

Posted by: Luke Lea on July 2, 2009 7:22 PM

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