Thursday, May 16, 2019

Books bought in Toronto

Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick
The Road to Los Angeles by John Fante
Dreams from Bunker Hill by John Fante
Doppler by Erlend Loe
Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Frank Quitely

+ I picked up Is This How You See Me? by Jaime Hernandez at the Fantagraphics stand.

9 comments:

  1. missed you at the festival but picked up a copy of O Josephine at the beguiling-- thanks for signing those! really enjoying it. i knew nothing about leonard cohen, and after reading the story, i now know everything about leonard cohen.

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    1. Thanks, Tozo! Yes, my LC biography will be seen as the go to place for future academics, I think...

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  2. Good call on Cat's Cradle! That's my favourite Vonnegut.
    Also, it was nice chatting with you again at TCAF. And O Josephine! is excellent! I especially enjoyed the Leonard Cohen and Wicklow Way stories.

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    1. Thanks, antranik.Glad you liked O Josephine.

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    2. Oh, and I meant to say too that I loved and was moved by the mention of Gene Wilder at the end of Wicklow Way. I miss him. If you haven't seen it yet, one of his lesser-known films, and one of my favourites ever, is The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, from 1975. Not only does he star in it, but he also wrote and directed it. Peak Wilder. Also starring his oft-cohorts Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. I love it.

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    3. I've caught some of it on TV years ago. I've never seen the whole film. Will try to find it.

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  3. That Vonnegut portrait is terrific. And Cat's Cradle is my favourite of his works as well - have you finished reading it? Would you ever consider another prose adaptation, like you did with The Iron Wagon? I'd love to see a Jason Bokonon!

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  4. Cat's Cradle is one of many books on my bedside table, waiting to be read. Usually they topple over during the night. I've read the two Fante books and Doppler. No current plans for adaptations, but if I run out of ideas, there are one or two novels I'd like to do.

    The Vonnegut portrait and some drawings of other writers should be for sale soon on the Beguiling website.

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