Thursday, July 27, 2006

This morning there was a discussion of literature between myself and two of the overnight techs.
Here is a basic break down:

1. Of Mice and Men - Good but sad. Too much animal death.
2. Grapes of Wrath - Filling the transmission with straw makes it sound like the engine runs more smoothly.
3. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County - Mark Twain phoned that in to buy scotch, probably.
4. The Jungle - Disturbing and mostly pointless.
5. The Great Gatsby - Biggest waste of trees in the history of the printed word.
6. Catcher in the Rye - Required reading for haters. . . Everyone else could probably skip it.
7. The DaVinci Code - Two decades from becoming required reading in public schools.
8. The collected works of William Shakespeare - Probably written by someone else but pretty cool either way.
9. The Fountainhead - "Never mind. I'm probably confusing it with something else."
10. Where the Red Fern Grows - Why don't they just give kids downers and have them wash them down with vodka?

Not all of those opinions are mine, strictly speaking.

On the subject of literature, I'm one episode away from the end of Scott Sigler's Infection podcast-only novel. As far as sci-fi horror splatterfest podcasts go, Infection has disturbed me more than most. The protagonist gets these strange (very strange) growths and spends about 20 episodes picking at them and removing them himself with common household items. He finally completely snaps when he has to use "chicken scissors" somewhere.
I listened to that episode on Monday and I still hunch over a bit thinking about it.

I'm still working on the next big Dungeons and Dragons story arc. I may serialize it here or turn it into a book later. Maybe both. Game sessions may be recorded and podcast at some point. Either way, I'm pretty excited about it.
I also picked up the latest issues of DC's 52 and Marvel's Civil War. I can't fall behind then next time there is a literary discussion in the NOCC at 6am.

1 comment:

Darrell Davis said...

Why, Why mention the Scissors!
It's just wrong!
you forgot the bible, so good some people think it's real.
(straight to ....,)