Friday, September 24, 2021

Some Hem reviews


  1. My copy's in the mail. Really looking forward to it.

  2. Has late-night TV ever been on the table as far as book promotion in America? I could really see ‘Good Night, Hem’ meriting a segment on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. Partly because of Hemingway being a literary figure of ongoing interest and partly because of the cute title (hearkening to Good Night, Moon). But I think The Left Bank Gang would have been your ace-in-the-hole, as ‘the other Hemingway book’ you wrote. The premise of that one would read well (Famous writers as cartoonists? Committing a heist?), plus the connections to Quentin Tarantino or his filmic forebears.

    I wish I had suggested this earlier. It feels like a missed opportunity.

  3. Maybe in a perfect world where cartoonists were literary stars and had supermodel girlfriends, but I doubt this will ever happen.

    Though, Letterman had cartoonists on back in the days?