Dog Days

A sharp eyed Stacked follower from Greater Detroit pointed out Norm’s asleep-at-the-wheel first sentence in the penultimate post.  Norm’s usually the one gently pointing out or, better yet, not pointing out, just tactfully removing the errors the rest of us make.  But we don’t know how to do that.  So there it sits.  In his defense we will point out that Norm is at the bottom of theyou_200chute labeled “Scutwork Goes Here” that keeps our small but fascinating cultural institution clicking along.  And the Dog Days are here.  This is the week during which, were it not for the disastrous and nearly universal acceptance of air-conditioning, we would be closing at noon and all day Wednesday and sleeping in the afternoon under ceiling fans.  We find ourselves, when we are not making odd errors, staring out the window or rearranging the swamp that is our desktop to no good effect.  No matter how slowly we pedal, no matter how lowly we gear, we arrive damp and irritable.  Blog errors are the least of it.

For those of you who have money in the will-he-finish-the-Faulkner-before-the-Byatt pool, we must confess that we have been seriously distracted not just by The Shield but by Chandler Burr’s You or Someone Like You which is one of the five best books of the year.  Seriously.

-Nemo Wolfe

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Published in: on August 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Great. Now I can’t sneak in and fix it when no one is looking.

  2. greatly help me in my activities.
    Thanks though, i’m glad some people share good stuff like this! It will greatly help me in my activities

  3. Nemo. I owe you one. So listen. Gotta proposal. Ecco and I set up http://www.annerosenbaum.com (in real life, not the fictional site in my novel) for people to give their thoughts on the characters and the ideas in “You.” It’s not for “This book rocks!” (Really). It’s for “Auden’s conception of human beings is crap for this reason” or “Burr is a raging anti-Semite who doesn’t understand this aspect of Judaism because” and so on. Once you’ve finished reading, would you write your opinion? Take aim at anything in the novel. I’d be honored.

    best,

    Chandler

  4. We finished the Chandler Burr last night and suspect but do not remember that we dreamed heavily about it. It’s still on the five best list. And the biggest cat amongst the fattest pigeons list. We’ve already had to bite our lips in order not to get into a fight about it. Great great book.


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