Because I felt like honoring the man for one more day. I would actually like to find this book. Has anyone read it?
Monday, June 13, 2011
Not much hope for a Season Six of The Wire
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
But it's summertime, or as close as Maine can get, so I've once again started walking to work. In the past I've filled up that time with podcasts or music (Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks is a walking favorite) but I'm going to try something new.
A friend of mine constantly rents audio books from the library, and 90% of the time his selections are questionable at best. I've made many recommendations, but somehow James Patterson still ends up on his listening lists. But the other day he rented a book called Three Seconds. I wouldn't have given it a second thought but on the bottom of the cover was a very important sentence.
"Winner of the Best Swedish Crime Novel."
I'm sold. So many good crime authors come from that area (it must me the cold) that any book named the best deserves a read, or in this case, listen.
It will be an interesting experiment, as my total walking time is only about 35 minutes, so it will be a slow process. But hopefully worthwhile. I'll let you know if I get hooked.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
And since I forgot to post this yesterday, I certainly do not feel lucky. But a belated Happy 81st Birthday to Clint Eastwood, the baddest man in Hollywood.
Not only did he help create the most iconic vigilante cop in the history of cinema, but turned what could have been a one shot movie into a series with the fantastic and gritty Dirty Harry movies.
He could have rode those coattails for as long as he wanted, but instead chose to branch out and become a successful actor/director creating gems such as Play Misty for Me and the Academy Award winning (and best western of all time) Unforgiven.
Did I forget to mention that he also did the whole politics thing WAY before Arnold, becoming the mayor of Carmel-by-the-sea back in 1986.
At this age, many a people would be slowing down and riding off into the well deserved sunset, but Clint continues to make movies, with his biopic J. Edgar currently in post production.