The Crossroads of the Aether
I love a good read or film to refresh my mind. I'm currently reading, "On Writing" by Steven King, which was recommended by a friend to enhance my manuscript, and a Victorian piece, "The Black Tower" by Louis Bayard.
"On Writing", is an oddly engaging novel. It has triggered an automatic response in me whenever I'm asked to go anywhere or do anything. For example:
Q. "Dearest Widow Kate, will you do me the honor of accepting my hand in marriage?"
A. "Kind Sir, you have no idea the peril you are in I really couldn't possibly, I'm already engaged in Killing Adverbs." *blush* "I spend every waking moment at it, you see. Be of good cheer! I haven't the time for killing else!"
I heartily blame thank Steven King, Batton Lash, and Nishi Serrano for my new activity.
The Black Tower is proving a most gripping read. It is not unlike Sherlock Holmes in flavor, but the lead character, Detective Vidocq, is much harsher a man than Doyle's detective. This is an opulent period piece set in Paris 1818, and Bayard has great command in pulling me right into the charged political climate, as well as the rat infested alleyways of the time. The Black Tower has been made into a movie starring Gerard Depardieu. Five stars.
What has everyone been reading or watching lately? I just revisited "Sherlock Holmes" via DVD. Was a lovely experience, am amazed at the sets...goes well with tea and popcorn.
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