Monday, July 14, 2008

Bits & Pieces from the Literary Nether Regions. Volume 1. Part 2

Thanks to blogger 3/4 of the last post I wrote didn't get posted as it disappeared into the Bermuda triangle of internet space. So I'll give you all the other tidbits I had already written about but that got lost in a moment. First here are pics from last night's Booty Call 5.
The first pic is of Jami Attenberg who read a pretty titillating story about a woman who seduces her neighbor. The second pic is of Melissa Lion who told a story of her real life experiences having sexual relations with 28 year old men. Good times! I can't say I got hot-n-bothered from the event, in fact I felt more embarrassed & shy than anything, but it was fun to watch others who were just as embarrassed as I was. Commonality always makes me relax.

On to the other bits! Author & prosecutor Vincint Bugliosi has written a book I'm really interested in reading called The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder. Here's a blurb about the book:

"In The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Bugliosi presents a tight, meticulously researched legal case that puts George W. Bush on trial in an American courtroom for the murder of nearly 4,000 American soldiers fighting the war in Iraq. Bugliosi sets forth the legal architecture and incontrovertible evidence that President Bush took this nation to war in Iraq under false pretenses—a war that has not only caused the deaths of American soldiers but also over 100,000 innocent Iraqi men, women, and children; cost the United States over one trillion dollars thus far with no end in sight; and alienated many American allies in the Western world."

Part of me is afraid to read it because I'll know even more how fucked up the United States government is. But it appears there is quite a lot of documented proof that our supposed leader of the country is a lying, murdering, absolutely un-patriotic dude. Anyway if anyone is reading it, please let me know what you think.

I just got done reading another book. It's a mystery by Alafair Burke titled Angel's Tip. It's the second in her Ellie Hatcher series & it was a really fun summer read based on actual murder cases of young women in New York. I had the murderer pegged by about half way but there were still plenty of twists to keep me intrigued. The author will be at Powell's on in August & I look forward to hearing more juicy details on writing that book.

Author, poet & known for unconventional science fiction, Thomas Disch died on July 4th after killing himself via fatal gunshot wound to his head. He was known for writing Camp Concentration, On Wings of Song & so much more. He will be missed.
More bits & pieces next week!

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