Let's see -- what am I up to lately?
Well -- last night I finally had a good sleep, but only because I resorted to these pills you see at the bottom of this blog.
I do indeed endorse them, if you are having problems getting some zzz's.
It's like horse-tranquilizer, but for humans.
In book news, well, I am still immersed in this terrific novel by Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections -- really enjoying it. The guy can write, there is no doubt.
Just today I heard that John Irving has a new novel, to be released on May 8th.
I'm excited about this. I have a lot of faith in the work of John Irving. He's an author that has occasionally disappointed me here and there, but overall, an author I like to like -- and someone I trust.
This new one is entitled In One Person.
Here is an Amazon blurb about it:
A compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity, In One Person is a story of unfulfilled love—tormented, funny, and affecting—and an impassioned embrace of our sexual differences. Billy, the bisexual narrator and main character of In One Person, tells the tragicomic story (lasting more than half a century) of his life as a “sexual suspect,” a phrase first used by John Irving in 1978 in his landmark novel of “terminal cases,” The World According to Garp.
His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is a poignant tribute to Billy’s friends and lovers—a theatrical cast of characters who defy category and convention. Not least, In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.”
John Irving is one of those rare authors I would pay hardcover price for. In the realm of Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan….. Shakespeare.
[Hey….. no need to be sarcastic, Cipriano!]
Please disregard anything else I say tonight. I just dropped a Friday-night Sleep-Eze!