Friday, November 26, 2010

Lonesome Doves

Day 291 of the "What are you reading, and why?" project, and my mom is reading Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry, because she'd read about it and then passed by a nice paperback copy of it in a bookstore.  She loves the little story in the author's preface about starting this novel, floundering, writing two other novels instead, and then seeing an abandoned bus with "Lonesome Dove Baptist Church" painted on the side, and then going home to write the novel.

Yes, this is a another painting by Pamela Callahan of Otter Creek Arts and Woman Made Gallery.

Tim has just finished reading Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con that is Breaking America, by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone.  This is one to read along with All the Devils are Here to learn more about the crapsters behind the financial crisis.  Taibbi also ties in Ayn Rand.

If you feel any rage about the big con of the financial crisis, you might enjoy "Rage" (about all kinds of rage) by Freya Manfred, in the current poetry feature at Escape Into Life.  Or, if you want some relief from rage, you can swim with a turtle there, or consider your heart, and whether you live in it.


Nancy Devine said...

"Rain on Water" is exquisite.

Kathleen said...

You would like her books, Nancy!

the drew said...

I'll be reading "Lonesome Dove" soon enough as well! (it won the Pulitzer Prize sometime in the 80's) But I must confess, I am really dreading it!

Martha Silano said...

Thanks for pointing me toward the Rage expose. Right up my alley!

Kathleen said...

If my mom likes it, you might, too. But, yes, it's really long.