One day I hope to read a FULL autobiography; i.e., one that ends mid-sentence. When a fantasy books becomes a trilogy, that is an indicator that parts of the plot weren’t sufficiently fleshed out to the author’s satisfaction or that after the first book’s royalties the author could afford a nice house but NOT a […]Read More More Literary Thoughts that I Wouldn’t Write Home About
I’d rather have my nose stuffed with churros Than read William Burroughs. They told me his voice Resembled James Joyce And, that was true enough If Joyce was into porn, feces and snuff His was the only book I ever buyed That I felt compelled to hide So, thanks a bunch For Naked LunchRead More William Burroughs: A Hate Poem
It has long been a dream of mine to win a Nobel Prize. Well, time’s a wastin’ and I STILL don’t even have one. But, it was the LAST STRAW when my best friend and poker-buddy, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, won the Peace Prize for some nonsense about the treatment of women in Congolese war zones. […]Read More My Fruitless Quest for a Nobel Prize
The very last thing I’d ever want to be is a Melville scholar. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading Herman Melville’s novels, but, the idea of that being my vocation just feels wrong. It doesn’t feel necessary. I’ve never really heard of a situation that could be made better with the introduction of a […]Read More I Hate Melville Scholars!!!
The character Dracula has been played by actors like Katherine Hepburn and Sir Lawrence Olivia. Not a lot like them, however. Bram Stoker’s Dracula was based on Vlad Tepes, a cruel Romanian prince. Stoker fictionalized the man by getting rid of his characteristic mustache, giving him the ability to turn into a wolf and letting […]Read More Fun Facts About Dracula
[Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley in 1816 and 1817. It was since captured our imaginations, stolen our hearts and kidnapped our children. Below are some things you may not know about the book…] The monster commits three murders in the book. Two of the murders were to blackmail Dr. Frankenstein into creating a female […]Read More Facts about Frankenstein