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Pandababy is growing up!

In less cutesy news, I just finished the new Zadie Smith. Very good. I didn't like her first two books - too much sub-Amis showing off - but this is a pseudo-E. M. Forster novel, a direct homage to Howard's End, and I really, really liked it.

Patsington and I have spent the evening lolling on the couch, snug in the cherry-red Avoca blanket I bought with the token biascut kindly gave me ages ago, listening to the Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong Porgy and Bess and reading and drinking wine, but now we are about to watch Jaws, which I have to confess is one of my favourite films, perhaps fuelled by my childhood crush on Roy Scheider (shurrup). Oh, the sophistication of it all!


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Sep. 4th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, a homage to Howards End sounds fabulous. I must buy it as a coming-home-present. Thank you so much for the rec!
Sep. 4th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
I can lend you my copy! And possibly give it to you, if they give me a finished copy when I interview her this week (and I'm going to ask for one). The two families are a liberal US-based one comprised of a white English academic and his black American wife and their children, the Leonard Bast character is a young Boston hip hop artist for whom the self-righteous daughter falls, and the other family are a right wing Afro-Carribean family, the father in which is the first father's rival and enemy.
Sep. 5th, 2005 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! Eee, I can have a collection of Stellar birthday presents, all consisting of review copies of soon-to-be hit books! My Jonathan Strange is still a pride and joy...

Damn. Now I want to write a Howards End adaptation, too. Do you think anyone will notice if I copy?
Sep. 4th, 2005 10:11 pm (UTC)
:sigh: Thanks for the panda links. I need them right now.

We could all use a bit of cheer.

Sep. 4th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC)
Pandababy cures all ills! Well, some of them. He looks even more adorable now his eyes are open.
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