Londonistan I

Posted by sepoy on September 13, 2006 · 1 min read

There is something to be said for three Chicago graduates who meet in whatever part of the world and speak for four hours on matters political, literary, esoteric and...gossipy. I'd imagine any group of colleagues do the same. I'd imagine we do it far nerdier.

ps. all y'all oughta have read Wilkie Collins' Moonstone.

pps. if you go here and play with the panaroma, it'd be just like if you were with me yesterday. briefly.

ppps. how the hell do you guys type on these funky euro keyboards.


amir | September 13, 2006

hey are you in europ? i'm going to pakistan comming december for two months. lets meet there and talk about "here" as "here" is getting on my nerves now

Rob | September 13, 2006

Hey, if the keyboards bother you, just try putting up with the layout hegemony that means, every time you do a Windows install, at least one app, or regularly enough the whole damned OS, wants your speechmarks to be dollar signs and you can't find the @! Why God why? Look forward to seeing you tonight. I'll be the one with green glasses trying to look all drunken-poet by reading a literary periodical while he waits for you. My pub choice was largely arbitrary so I hope you have no great expectations. We can always move on.. say, to Gandhi!

melissa | September 14, 2006

The Moonstone is one of my favourite books. Please write a post about wilkie Collins!

zp | September 14, 2006

I have been trying to post on The Moonstone since February. I can never figure out what to pair it with. Any suggestions?

lapata | September 15, 2006

What do you mean what to pair it with?

zp | September 15, 2006

you know, like wine and food. no, really, i have a hard time just writing about one thing. note recent posts: Our Dancing Daughters AND Nella Larsen, Lady in the Water AND lg15, the library AND the department store, the new yorker AND my own socks/position as a reader, klimt's adele AND aerin lauder. and i used to be even worse about this.

lapata | September 15, 2006

I say for the Moonstone, a bowl of chilled vichysoisse with a few thin slices of slightly warm french bread and a glass of vouvray. But if Sepoy is going to write about it, I recommend some miniature cocktail kabobs with mint chutney and a ricotta raita infused with black peppercorns followed by a saketini chaser.

Kitty | November 24, 2007

Just finished the Moonstone 10 minutes ago and have found you (whoever you are)via google in an attempt to better understand something that was contained in the book which I feel is cloudy in my mind. A few years ago, I must have come across a reason to read the book, now long forgotten, and have been copying down the title and author year after year in my agenda book's "things to read" list and have just recently remembered and found the book and quite liked it, but am sure there is more to why I was supposed to read it. Perhaps something Idries Shah mentioned about it, but I can't be sure. Any insights?