Thursday, September 04, 2003

do the shawshank

Reading Different Seasons for the umpteenth time. It's Stephen King's most brilliant book. A collection of 4 novella (they're really too long to be called short stories so i think novella is the right word? but please correct me if i'm wrong)

My favourite of the four is the Shawshank Redemption. It's a well-crafted story, narrated by Red, who's Shawshank's get-man. He gets whatever the inmates want, except for weapons. And that's how he befriends Andy Dufresne, in jail for allegedly killing his wife and her lover. Andy asks for a rock hammer, a tiny thing beloved by rock collectors. he later asks for a poster of Rita Hayworth, and we find out in the end just how important that poster was to him.

terrible summary i know, but it's the hand, the hand!!

Also picked up Tim Winton's Dirt Music from the library. Will see how that goes after I'm done with the magazines (NG Traveler and Book)

I've decided that before I die i would like to visit Portland, Oregon. And why? that's the home of Powells. It's supposed to be an excellent (and huge bookstore).
I like their website and their newsletter even more. Very quirky newsletter which always includes a short on Fup. Store cat.

and that line: 'Just one serving of today's edition provides 100% of the recommended daily allowance of news from Portland, Oregon.'


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