- Daniel Kalder: the Reading Habits of Guantanamo Bay Inmates
- “On the wind-blown steppes of central Asia, in an isolated corner of Kazakhstan, there’s a large pentagram etched into the Earth’s surface.“
Bringing Home the Freshest Kill
But I’m really liking what I’ve seen so far.
The series’ use of 35 MM film does a good job of capturing the oddities and uniqueness of Albuquerque, which remains the strangest city in which I’ve ever lived. (For a stellar analysis of that town, check out Albuquerque: A City at the End of the World by V.B. Price.)
Also: I had no idea Bryan Cranston possessed such range as an actor. I’m familiar with him from Seinfeld and Malcom in the Middle — so I knew that he had comedic chops — but I didn’t realize his skill set went way way beyond situation comedies.
So I’m pretty hooked. And apparently I have very little time to get caught up on plot points and character development because the series finale is in August.
I’ve been in a literary dry spell for a while. Bought a Gore Vidal book and barely touched it. And I haven’t bothered to finish a few other things sitting around. Can’t get motivated to properly dig into this quite yet either.
But there are a few newly available titles trickling into the market right now, and they have my interest piqued.
A few of them:
Thoughts, anyone? I like the title for Kimball’s book, which apparently came out last year. Reminds me of the name I gave to a tag/category cloud on this site long ago, i.e. the Permanence of Fatuousness.
UPDATE: Got the Kindle version of Williamson’s book. So far, so good. Very engaging read early on.
I just came from the gym.. I HATE guys that walk around and shave buck naked in the locker room. What’s up with that!?!
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 9, 2012
— icedborscht (@icedborscht) June 12, 2012
Starting to realize in this election cycle what people want. And I hope they get it good and hard.
— icedborscht (@icedborscht) June 13, 2012
I think I’ve mentioned that it’s been a strange year for yours truly.
The strangeness has manifested itself in many good and many bad ways. Happily, this past week, the strangeness has been a very good, very fun thing.
Not all of the strangeness is fit for disclosure in blog-form.
Some of it is, though.
From Texas, the great Daniel Kalder sent signed copies of his excellent books Lost Cosmonaut and Strange Telescopes. He also sent the Polish-language version of Lost Cosmonaut, which looks really cool, although I can’t read a word of it:
Here’s a few from Kalmykia, the strangest of estranged Russian lands, IMHO.
Another nice bit of mail showed up in the form of this book:
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that Brian Clark, the author, mentions yours truly in the “thank you” section, along with a diverse group of talented folks:
Beautiful this strange world of ours, nyet?
Thanks to Daniel and Brian for adding to the past week’s excellence quotient.