All entries for Sunday 12 February 2006
February 12, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,,1707515,00.html
So, a man is found in possession of drugs and goes to prison for nearly two whole weeks
In the same edition of the Guardian there is a helpful reminder of someone who went to prison for a slightly longer period, 11 years, but clearly doesn't quite have the same impact on the collective consciousness:
Still, Gramsci didn't go out with Kate Moss, did he?
Writing about web page http://lostbands.blogspot.com/
- Not rated
A reminder of distant youth – had their only album which had to sell in a crisis. Always regretted it.
Been looking for something, anything for some time and am absurdly excited therefore now this is about to be released.
It's a fairly straightforward plot – middle-aged teacher has affair with schoolboy – is observed throughout by her friend, the narrator (an older teacher).
But the characters are not terribly engaging at all – none is much more than two dimensional and it really did not grip at all. I was pretty unconvinced throughout by the author's attempt to get in the mind of an older woman.
Gawd knows how it ended up being Booker shortlisted