Tiger tanked. Gas prices rising as Gulf churns. Succumbed to finale hype and watched NewsRoom. Ridiculous writing. When did it become okay to spend most of your working day indulging in personal relationship bilge?
So far, 2012 ManBooker longlist has disappointed. Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies, a weak sequel. Communion Town, by Sam Thompson, loosely absurd. This intricately imagined City could have provided a perfect architecture for ten distinctly odd short stories. It just didn’t. I guess Thompson was attempting the thread in the Persian rug as a foundational concept for his work. Each exists on its own. But, neither Sartre nor Camus is he. For me. Dr.Husband found Skios, “fraynetic“, too exhausting to finish. The Noises Off author, Michael Frayn, writes madcap farce better suited to the stage. Next try, The Yips. See Tiger.