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5th-Jan-2007 11:59 pm
Misc: spines of old books
Well, I’ve taken a brief break from my usual all-Pratchett 24/7 diet to read Mary Roach’s book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. I’m almost done, and I loved it. It’s tremendously entertaining as well as informative, and I love her very funny writing style. It reminds me a lot of the sort of humour that’s popular in my tribe, but I don’t see a lot of it in the U.S. mainstream. (Actually, her writing style reminds me a lot of dry British humour.)

I also just finally got around to watching The Assassination of Richard Nixon, which I’ve had out from GreenCine for ages. Getting inside the head of a main character who is awkward and depressed and just a bit off and feels like the world is stacked against him is kind of a creepy feeling. Definitely a good movie, though. Sean Penn did a fabulous job of getting me into that head.

And finally, bon voyage to ragingamazon! I look forward to all the pictures from Thailand.
6th-Jan-2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
I listened to Stiff last year from Audible, and it's one of my favorite books EVER. SO WONDERFUL. I can't describe to people how great it is, and they look at me funny for saying how marvelous and lovely and funny this book on our dead bodies is.

6th-Jan-2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
I'm enjoying it immensely too (like beowabbit, I'm nearly done with the print version). I like it so much that I went out and bought Spook last night....
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