June 14, 2006

New Yorker

Writing about web page http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/060529crci_cinema

I was lucky enough to get a subscription to the New Yorker last Christmas. I'm enjoying it more than just about any UK magazine or newspaper with the possible exception of Word Magazine. This morning I nearly choked on my Raisin Wheats when I read this opening to the magazine's review of The Da Vinci Code:–

The story of "The Da Vinci Code" goes like this: A dead Frenchman is found laid out on the floor of the Louvre. His final act was to carve a number of bloody markings into his own flesh, indicating, to the expert eye, that he was preparing to roll himself in fresh herbs and sear himself in olive oil for three minutes on each side.

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  1. Johnnie

    Oh, if only it continued along that vein. More wit and intelligence in that paragraph than is contained in the whole of the book.

    15 Jun 2006, 14:01

  2. When you say Word magazine I assume you don't mean the Union publication of the same name!!

    15 Jun 2006, 14:16


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