Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LE MAGAZINE LITTERAIRE

Someone in France the other week asked me if my blog serves a purpose, except self-promotion. No, it does not. And does it even serve that self-promotion purpose?

But assuming it does: First (I think) French review of the French version of OM (appropriately coming out tomorrow, April 1). Here. (It's self-promotion because they like. I note that deep in my will-I-ever-write-again and is-this-novel-ever-going-to-be-over heart I do not disagree.)

Gentlepersons of the unFrench persuasion, start your Google-Translate engines!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RUE MADAME

Le Temple, que Pro-
teste-t-il? Pas le parking
à trotinettes!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MAIS OU EST-IL?



Oui, mes chers amis,

c'est un m
oitié sourire. Que'est-ce
que tu veut de plus?

Friday, March 19, 2010

OMEGA MINEUR: SOCIALIZED WRITING

The French version of OM (taste the syllable of the universe, man!) is now on Amazon, and as the screenshot below shows, we ALL wrote it together:

Monday, March 8, 2010

SHOUT-OUT TO... ALEC BALDWIN?

Big Alec Baldwin fan here. Not so much, though, that I would give up an evening of joyfully enjoying the marvelous set-in of a common cold to watch the Oscars. (I do own a t-shirt that says 'Movies: Ruining the book since 1920.') But then Baldwin wrote the following on his Huff-blog:

At the Tonys and Grammys, musical performance provides a level of entertainment that the other awards can't hope to match. Yet, the Oscars remain the most important awards program for many people, probably because the movies, at their best, make audiences feel things about themselves and life that other media don't bring into focus as completely or effectively. Only books, I would argue, do a better job.

So -- hearing that from a Hollywood actor? -- What movies are really about? (Us, then? Not them?) Plus, you know, books too?
Ooh.