|The actual white-fanged dogberry is dead (not for sale) in a swampy 451° F
15 Jan 2020 | Gainesville, FL> Walked around the U of F campus to Lake Alice (above) then up to "Friends of the Library" bookstore, which is sposed to be the largest bookstore in Florida + says open on googlemaps, but is only open for donations. I walked into this massive warehouse w/ shelves stuffed w/ books + they wouldn't let me browse! Silly + cruel. They only sell books twice a year. Sorta like our idea of opening a store w/ cool stuff that ain't for sale. We did find a used bookstore where we picked up sum books for 25-50¢ for our liebury boox:
We've bin rereading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury... not as good as we rember. Conceptually its got intresting ideas (in pertickler the "4th wall TV" where the viewer acts out 1 part), but the writing is more pulp-trashy then literary, certainly not subtle. And at times tinged w/ racism, especially in the coda he added in 1979. Then again, it was written in 1950, so it is what it is, for the time + if we judge or censor it we succumb to the same trappings the book portends. In the afterword he also talks about sum additional material created for a play, how the fire chief had a whole liebury full of books, but it was ok cuz he never read them.
19 Nov> Bin back a few days, working full-bore on Textiloma. We're about ½-way done, thru chapter 6, at least in draft. Probly won't be blogging much these next 2 months nor reading books unless they're related to Textiloma.
|# 700 <(current)> 702> Entwined mise en abîme enzymed from the MST3K P-nut gallery as we post Entelechy of Telemachy|