Sunday, August 22, 2010

To Come...

Reviews, short notes,and recommendations on things as various as a strange English memoir with angling (Luke Jenning's Blood Knot), a fairly technical and indispensable book on bird anatomy and evolution (Gary Kaiser's The Inner Bird-- see Darren; link later), and Sy Montgomery's Birdology, which I will review at length in Living Bird-- my favorite books so far this year in addition to the one in the next sentence. New readers drawn by the discussions in the posts above should check out the review of John Vaillant's The Tiger, my other new favorite, which also relates to the rifle post "next door".

Meanwhile, Chad Love at The Mallard of Discontent, an always good if often rueful hybrid of literature, angst and good redneck esthetics, has found a musical YouTube so hilarious and brilliant (and outrageous and ABSOLUTELY NSFW!) that I'm glad it didn't get him fired from his day job at F & S. For every kid who ever read The October Country or Something Wicked This Way Comes (which takes on a certain new meaning here): the video named, uhhh: "Fuck me, Ray Bradbury!".

(And PLEASE don't argue that he is not a "real" SF writer like Heinlein-- he is a writer's writer, which is why writers-to- be and lit kids everywhere loved him & seemingly still do).

Update: it is rumored that 90 year old Bradbury sent a fan note to the singer!


Chas S. Clifton said...

"Bradbury sent a fan note to the singer!"

We should all be so lucky, eh?

Tim Gallagher said...

I got to meet Ray Bradbury a few times years ago in California. He was always giving readings and free talks at various places, sometimes with only a handful of people in the audience, and he would often hang around and talk with anyone who was eager to hear more--which I always was. What a great storyteller, in person as well as in his writing.

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

'Update: it is rumored that 90 year old Bradbury sent a fan note to the singer!'

Amazing that it was found- in amongst the sack full I've sent her.


PS Is feedburner/RSS set up for your blog? I cant get it to work.

Steve Bodio said...

Good one, SB!

Don't have it yet but must speak to Matt, our tech guy among other things-if any of us ever gets time again!