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Cyclorama: Langer, Adam: 9781635578065: Amazon.com: Books

 

One more that I forgot to post!  

 

For anyone who thinks our phones aren't listening to us: I went to college with Adam Langer, did not know him at all, but now we've got a couple of friends in common on facebook.  I was mentioning to my sister last week that I was reading this (we both very much enjoyed one of his previous books, Crossing California).  Next time I looked at facebook, I had a new suggested friend: Adam Langer. :brow

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Just now, chuckrh said:

Looks interesting.

It is. I love Nick Hornby, so my oldest got me his new one for Christmas. On the surface, two seemingly disparate artists. After research, two artists with many similarities. He compares them in various ways. Hornby is a big fan of both, and it’s written with his humor, of course. If you’re a Hornby, Prince and/or Dickens fan, or enjoy reading about artistic geniuses, you’ll enjoy it. It’s also a very quick read.

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19 hours ago, Doug C said:

It is. I love Nick Hornby, so my oldest got me his new one for Christmas. On the surface, two seemingly disparate artists. After research, two artists with many similarities. He compares them in various ways. Hornby is a big fan of both, and it’s written with his humor, of course. If you’re a Hornby, Prince and/or Dickens fan, or enjoy reading about artistic geniuses, you’ll enjoy it. It’s also a very quick read.

 

Steve Martin wrote a play, which I saw 20+ years ago, called Picasso at the Lapin Agile.  It's an imagining of Picasso and Einstein meeting a Paris cafe and discussing their respective geniuses.  Lots of fun!  Steve Martin described it as "Focusing on Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and Picasso’s master painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the play attempts to explain, in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science".  The ending is incredibly silly, but it's worth seeing if you ever get the chance.

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Just finished this one ... how I've lived in Kentucky these past ~40 years and not read her books is an embarrassment, but started with Prodigal Summer and worked my way through this one.  She's a brilliant writer. 

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On 1/28/2023 at 6:07 AM, theashtraysays said:

Just finished this one ... how I've lived in Kentucky these past ~40 years and not read her books is an embarrassment, but started with Prodigal Summer and worked my way through this one.  She's a brilliant writer. 

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Love this one, I read it many years ago.  Due for a re-read!

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The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

 

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is one of my all-time faves, so I'm not sure why I never read anything else by her.  I'm well overdue for this one (literally, it was due back to the library yesterday; I'll need to get through it quickly :dancing).

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