Saturday, May 3, 2008

Oh, hilarious irony!

If you haven't read the post before this (titled "Gearing Up For November"), please do so immediately. No real reason, I just would like you to. Ha! Kidding! Seriously, this will make more sense if you've read my earlier post first.

Okay, that out of the way, I was just looking through to see what else Michael Chabon has written, and I discovered that The Wonder Boys is a book about a writer writing a book. So in my last post I declared my undying love for Michael Chabon, and also my unswaying belief that books about writing are never interesting. What to do, what to do?

Will Wonder Boys be the exception? Or will this book scare me off reading any other Chabon books? I think I'll go with The Yiddish Policemen's Union next, since that's been on my to-read list anyway. Just in case.

2 comments:

KCRSummertime said...

I haven't read Wonder Boys! So can't tell you if he achieves the impossible--making writing about writing intersting.

Hey, a movie about writing a book: Stranger Than Fiction. Highly enjoyable!

Mary Ellen said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with you! Writing a book is one of those things that I'd like to do...but frankly, I'm more likely to make my own sausage someday. (Seriously. I've been thinking it might be fun.)
I liked Yiddish Policemen's Union.
But what I'm absolutely loving is the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It's great.