Tuesday, July 18, 2006
In the White Room
The place to be, my young chickadees, especially if:
a) you like a reading challenge, or
b) you're fond of Patrick White's books
is over at Sarsaparilla, where the ever-ingenious Laura has come up with the notion of a Patrick White read-in to:
a) protest about the PW malarky published by The Australian last weekend (check the Sars link for details), and
b) have a bit of fun as a literate blog community, to decide what we like or don't like about PW's writing for ourselves.
There's a discussion just ripping along about which book we should or definitely shouldn't read. High on the 'shouldn't' list are Voss and The Solid Mandala. i've got nearly all of his books and it's fun to go back along the shelf, dipping in to see what I like best.*
Join us for the free love on the free love highway, where the love is free and the freeway's long. Journey begins once we agree what to read and when everyone has a copy (borrowed or bought).
POSTSCRIPT: Laura's staging a White Idol tonight (19/7) to vote out the books we don't want to read and maybe some up with a conclusion about the book we do want. Be there or be square! Hit the link up above for all the action.
* Are you reading this, Dad? These are all *my* copies! Mine, I tell you. I didn't steal any of them from you, promise! They all have honourable provenance.