Saturday, June 28, 2008
Read-a-thon Update the Third
The Amazon package thrown on the porch this morning contained John Dufresne's latest, which I'm happily reading now.
Curiously though, a minor character (at least at this point), a wheelchair-ridden jerk who aspires to be a nightclub comic, quotes Ann Coulter's "corn-fed, no-makeup, natural-fiber, no-bra-needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagon" line about the women at the 2004 Democratic convention without providing attribution. Is this something a non-political junkie is likely to know?
Third reading report
From Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies:
"A Temporary Matter" 22 pages
"When Mr. Pirzade Came to Dine 20 pages
John Dufresne's Requiem, Mass. 54 pages