Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Lonseome Dove my eye.

I'm supposed to be reading Lonesome Dove for my book group. Why am I so resistant to reading assigned books? Because in this case it's 847 pages about cowboys. I read the first page and threw it on the floor. I start about ten times the number of books I finish. Is this normal?

I finish almost every movie though. Almost.

Story "Hole in the Wall" accepted in Hardluck Stories' Psycho noir issue. That means three in the fall: Murdaland (The Scarecrow), The Spinetinger (Roundabout) and now this. Perhaps one in Detroit Noir too (The Snakecharmer). Perhaps.


Sandra Scoppettone said...

I know what you mean about being resistant to reading assigned books. So if you feel that way why do you belong to a book club?

However, what I wanted to say is that LD is one of the best books I've ever read.

I think we finish movies...or stay with them when we know they're no good is because it's passive. Reading is active.

Congratulations on the stories and thanks for the recommendations. I'm reading stories from several of the Noir books now.

pattinase (abbott) said...

my son lists it as a top five book and twenty years ago I would have read it. you're right. reading is active. i especially enjoyed stuart macbride and alan guthrie's story in damn near dead. and, of course, megan's. but truthfully, there's not a bad story in the group.
you'll write a great story for HOAW. You've got style in spades.