Friday, September 23, 2005
The Polysyllabic Spree
So Nick Hornby's Polysyllabic Spree is the only physical manifestation of my personal culture spree of last week when I subscribed to the believer and the n+1 magazine mentioned in that times article. Thankfully the websites both had little 'welcome new york times magazine readers' marquees, so I felt comfortably at one with the masses and not at all as if I were treading on some forbidden brooklyn-ite literati ground. The true luminaries have surely moved on to things less fasionable, though I suppose this is precisely the sort of knowing-cynicism that I enjoyed discounted in the same article.
Happily his articles in the book are fun and short enough that I can read them at work and not feel like I'm reading books at work. The small 'form-factor' of the book is also good for shoving under the desk quickly, just in case someone who doesn't understand the subtle distinctions in mid-work reading happens to come by.
Some of you will also want to make sure to check out this wall of video game systems which seems like some form of Jackal-lover heaven.