Saturday, November 04, 2006

The japes of Roth

It's all right about the monograms - two pages later I found that Roth was being ironic. The hero, when the super-confident lawyer finishes giving his advice, says, 'I never again want to hear your self-admiring voice or see your smug fucking lily-white face'. So much for monogrammed shirts - but he sure had me fooled. So not only do I have sluggish reading habits - they're not very perceptive either.

9 comments:

Ed R said...

DOn't feel bad, Ted- I think a lot of people who SAY they get Roth don't really get him , they just SAY they do so they don't tget laughed at by those who DSO get him.
And I don't get him either.

ted said...

Jury's still out, Ed. But I guess you don't have to get ALL of him. Like Dylan Thomas - you can put up with a lot of drunken ramblings if you also get a Milk Wood or Do not go Gentle...

ted said...

Jury's still out, Ed. But I guess you don't have to get ALL of him. Like Dylan Thomas - you can put up with a lot of drunken ramblings if you also get a Milk Wood or Do not go Gentle...

ted said...

Must do something about this Parkinson's

ted said...

Must do something about this Parkinson's

Ed R said...

Ah Dylan Thomas. That tortured, talented soul who never found rest because he wouldn't allow himself to.
NEver read much of him either.
I probably should.

Side note- your blog is blank when I try to access it from home. It currently works if I'm at work.
Let's blame DT.

ted said...

Oh yes - and 'A Child's Christmas in Wales'. And best Last Words last words I know: 'I've just drunk 18 whiskeys - I think it's a record'.
Sorry about the reception - I'll do what I can. Meanwhile don't give up the day job.

Ed R said...

Right;)

Ed R said...

IT's BACK! ;)