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--Neuromancer is the shiznit.
--I remember that list.
--Three Men in a Boat was wicked funny.
--I haven't read those two, but I thought I heard they weren't set in the same world as all his previous books? Which has nothing to with whether they're any good, of course.
--I liked the sex scene in Before They Are Hanged, too, but, then again, I usually like sex scenes. I'm a bit of a pervert.
Must choose between two books that I recently received as gifts:
1) Herbert Aptheker's American Negro Slave Revolts (from Mr. Comrade)
2) Michael Moorcock's The Whispering Swarm (from The Black Goblin)
Didn't really expect to receive a gift from The Black Goblin. His birthday is next week, and I bought him Patrick Rothfuss's The Slow Regard of Silent Things.
Celestial Healer wrote:
Yeah, she was apparently quite the bon vivant, studying with Franz Boas, writing and fighting with Langston Hughes, loving and leaving young black studs all over the place, etc., etc.
Celestial Healer wrote:
Finished Their Eyes Were Watching God
Like everyone, I'm guessing, who ever took an Afro-American Literature course, I ended up reading a lot of Zora Neale Hurston. Even wrote a paper on her literary tiff with Richard Wright in his communist phase. Sided with her, surprise, surprise.
Almost done with The Interesting Narrative, etc., read a commie theoretical journal with exciting articles about Clara Zetkin and the Greek Civil War, and swallowed a sizable chunk of Leaves of Grass.
Took the latter to the "Soup and Art Night" at the second Brooklyn Soup and Art night. If challenged on my lack of art, I was gonna declaim homoerotic verses about pressing my breast to the breasts of drovers and machinists. Fortunately, I wasn't challenged, but some other dude heard I had a copy in my pocket and asked to see it. "Yeah, I don't know, man. Strange dude I just met, wants to see my Whitman? Sounds a little intrusive, if you ask me..."
Been a television gluttony binge for me lately, doing the whole first season and a few episodes of the second season for both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and 30 Rock. A lot of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, too. There was a funny joke about Adam Sandler and Leon Trotsky from one of the more recent episodes, I think.
I am there, I help, I came stretch'd atop of the load,
--Walt Whitman, "Song of Myself" in Leaves of Grass, "Death-Bed Edition"
Finished No Truce with Kings, flipped the Tor Double over and was gonna start Leaves of Grass, but got annoyed reading about all of the different editions that Whitman had put out, particularly the way it had gone from 90-something pages to 400+. Instead, read Black History and the Class Struggle: On the Civil Rights Movement and Black History and the Class Struggle: Massacre of Philly MOVE. Not sure what I'm gonna read next.
Then when he knew that everyone was at dinner in the long dining-room at the back of the house, he just walked very quietly down the stairs, opened the side door and marched out, down the garden path and out at the tradesmen's gate.
--E. Nesbit, "Accidental Magic; or Don't Tell All You Know" in The Magic World
Finished up "The Part Played by Labor in the Transition from Ape to Man," read a short Filmguide to The Battle of Algiers by one Joan Mellen, retrieved E. Nesbit's The Magic World from the Love Basement and had a jolly good time with it, less so Virginia Hamilton's In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World and am looking forward to finishing No Truce With Kings on the next bus ride to Brooklyn.
Due to computer usage, I finally discovered, after all of these years, that the copy of At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Volume 2 by The Ornette Coleman Trio that I bought used is actually the cd for At the "Golden Circle" Stockholm, Volume 1 in the case for Volume 2.
I read on the internet, of course, that Vol. 2 is much better.
You be the judge: