Sunday, June 08, 2008

I'm in "Love" again.

I've just started Toni Morrison's novel "Love", and I'm hooked.
Toni's ability to take me to another era in black America is gripping and beautiful.

Love had me in the first two paragraphs.

I love her, and always have.
From the first reading of "The Bluest Eye" to "Song of Solomon" to "Sula".

I'm looking forward to "A Mercy".

I'm also reading "Running with Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs.
After hearing the interview with him by John Moore.
Not what I was expecting, but interesting nevertheless.
Burroughs depicts his mother as a mentally ill, selfish and self-absorbed poet who gives him away to her psychiatrist.
Here is her take on it in an interview on NPR.

Memory is selective, and no one who has regrets wishes to "rehash the past".