“Chronic City” Quote

January 22, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Book Blather | Leave a comment

What I couldn’t remember could fill a book, one written by a ghostwriter.

Daisy Chain #9

January 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Posted in Daisy Chains | 2 Comments

Ooh, it’s been a while – I have all sorts of these saved up.

Important Artifacts… -> The Good Soldier:  Correcting someone’s grammar

Tricked -> Chronic City:  John Cassavetes films; wealthy person rents an entire diner for a private date

Chronic City -> Sophie’s Choice:  the phrase “hanging fire,” concentration camp tattoos

Chronic City -> If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler:  an old writer chasing a young woman around a desk

If On a Winter’s Night a Traveler -> The Lost City of Z:  quote from Italo Calvino

Eating Animals -> Nemesis:  a sentence stating, “humans are the only animal that…”

Waiting for Columbus -> Land of the Lost Souls:  stuck eavesdropping on a couple copulating on the street

Asterios Polyp -> Land of the Lost Souls:  going blind in one eye after being beaten up

Middlesex:  On January 8th, I read that the protagonist’s birthday was January 8.  It was also my mom’s birthday.  I just thought that was weird, especially since I’d had the book for over two months and I could theoretically have started it any time.

Middlesex -> the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:  Within two days I read about and saw characters named Clementine.

Noah’s Compass -> SuperFreakonomics:  Characters named LaSheena, one of whom worked as a cook at a preschool and the other of whom worked as a street prostitute.

Can I also just say that reading SuperFreakonomics is upsetting me, because it turns out I make less per hour than a common hooker in Chicago?  Bah, I knew I should have gone to B school…

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