Saturday, March 01, 2008

Odds & Ends

Just a few quick things I've been thinking about, since I'm in the office on a Saturday and all:
  • Lost in all the posts about the passing of Alain Robbe-Grillet was the fact that his work served as a chief inspiration for the last 350 pages or so of Miles Raymond's epic, unpublished novel The Day After Yesterday.
  • It occurred to me that, since I mentioned it in our interview, I ought to publish Dan Kennedy's groundbreaking book trailer for his memoir Rock On. Here it is:



  • Speakers for the BEA breakfasts and lunches have been announced. Alec Baldwin, Neil Gaiman, John Hodgeman, Dennis Lehane, Sherman Alexie, Judy Blume, Ted Turner, and Michael Moore are among the many authors and personalities that are set to appear. On the subject of Alec Baldwin, while I was wasting time preparing for my interview with Dan Kennedy on the McSweeney's site, I found this terrific monologue. "A-B-C. A—always, B—be, C—careful. Remember those perverts, kids. Let's get some sort of buddy system going, huh?"

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