Blogging will be sporadic this week, for obvious reasons. I shouldn't even be doing this.....
But Danny Loss has finally delivered his catalog of errors in Dan Brown's Angels and Demons [as noted in comments, I had the wrong book here], possibly the first to be produced out of non-sectarian pique. I read the book [both books] myself, and found the coded mysteries tiresome, the history tendentious and the writing terribly typical (typically terrible?) of modern mystery/thriller writing in that it not only witholds crucial information from the reader, but it doesn't even attempt to hide the fact that it's doing so in order to provide"twists" later rather than earlier. Not a bad read, though, much like Last Samurai was a good film while being culturally and historically abysmal.
Finally, www.kiddierecords.com is reproducing old children's story records digitally. Just in time, for my family.
See you in Seattle!