Sunday, October 26, 2008

Vacation Continues

Technically, since the last two days were my normal weekend, this is the first true day of vacation. Great things will be accomplished, in the form of drinking beer and watching the Bucs, and then going to a friend's barbeque. I think there's only about five Sundays this football season where I'll actually get to drink beer while watching the games, so this is a great day.

#45 -- "Coyote V. Acme" by Ian Frazier

I'm guilty of a little lapse in double-checking here -- I knew Frazier had written a few books about the American West, and so I figured all his books were about the West (much as you can conclude from "Summer of '49" that David Halberstam wrote solely about baseball), and so when I decided to read something of his, I picked this because I liked the cover.

It's actually a collection of short pieces that I'm guessing originally ran in the "Shouts and Murmurs" section of my favorite liberal elitist magazine, The New Yorker. Much like the regular S&M section, it was pretty inconsistent -- some of 'em made me laugh out loud, others left me cold, I'll probably have forgotten all of them by tonight. At least I got this from PaperBackSwap, so I didn't have to pay anything.

I'll have to read some of Frazier's (presumably) meatier work, but it'll probably be a while. Sometimes, I only cheat myself.

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