I had a feeling that my Giants would lose.
They weren't playing well near the end of the season.
I have to admit that I'm rooting for an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl - Philly vs. Pittsburgh. Me bad...I want an all East final - kind of cool.
Well at least it's cool for those of us on the East Coast.
Oh, glad to hear that your oldest is a big Inkheart fan.
Love all the books. Please tell her for me that Dustfinger is my favorite character so I'm hoping for a good outcome where he is concerned in Inkdeath - she'll know what I mean. I was also happy to see that Paul Bettany is playing Dustfinger in the movie - just love Bettany - wonderful actor.
Kid - 2666 is an almost 900 page book that has 5 major parts. Critics are focusing on the main theme which is the most simplistic - Bolano is saying that the entire human race is loco. But again that is simplistic. Yes, he is saying that but he also talks about how the vast majority of people in the world suffer and no one does anything about it or cares because they aren't part of the elite. Also talks about how Latin Americans view themselves as well as how the rest of the world views them. And writes about how women are often the victims in the world. And many other concepts too. A large part of the book takes place in your country - in a northern city near the US border. He uses a real life event in that city (I think it is Juarez??? the fictional name of the city in the book is Santa Teresa) where many young girls/women were killed but the killer (killers) were never found. He also takes a swipe at the academic literary world which I find amusing. I never read about an author before I read a book because I want a "pure" reading, and I won't give much away here in case someone plans to read the book, but from what I've read Bolano was an outsider both in Chile and Mexico who drove those in academic circles crazy. He didn't have much good to say about Isabel Allende (one of my favoites), but considering that he backed up his words with a masterpiece, that's okay with me.