Mid June and it is finally hot as all hell here in Chicago. Just when I was beginning to think that this summer will be tame. Ha. The weekend was great. Some superb hanging on-s with friends and lovers. Some discussions of plans for the summer as well. All of this reminded me that I have no real plans beyond some interminable writing. Usually, by this time, I have a list of books that I want to read and movies that I am looking forward to and all that. Sadly, I have none for this year.
So. I thought that I can ask you, gentle readers. Tell me what to read and see. Tell me what you are reading and watching this summer. It will be all “interactive” and “blog-like”, our little exchange.
Books: Things vaguely on the list: Ben Macintyre’s The Man Who Would Be King : The First American in Afghanistan [looks quite a rollicking ride]; Janet Afary’s Foucault and the Iranian Revolution : Gender and the Seductions of Islamism [now this ought to be interesting]; Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian[beach reading, no? And Dracula is my absolute fav. character]; Michel Houellebecq’s H. P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life [a writer I admire and a writer I can't decide on- woohoo]; Modris Eksteins’s Rites of Spring : The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age [been on the list for a while.]. That’s really all. What do you recommend? Incidentally, I have a wishlist for those wishing good thoughts to me.
Movies: Netflix rules summer. I am goinging through all of Peckinpah and all of Kurosawa [some gems are missing] as well as whatever comes out of Korea – like Sympathy for Lady Vengeance! Batman Begins or Rules or whatever looks mildly interesting. War of the World not even. Terry Gilliam’s Brothers Grimm should be good. Um. That’s about all I can think of.
So, let’s hear it people [especially, people who call themselves Mysterians].