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.