Tuesday, November 20, 2007

National Book Award winners on NPR

NPR has a nice podcast of readings from the winners of the National Book Award. Damn that Denis Johnson book sounds good.

Also on NPR, Remembering the Turbulent Life of a 'Gonzo' Writer, interviews about Hunter S. Thompson.


  1. After reading B.R. Myers rip Johnson a new one over "Tree of Smoke", I didn't have high hopes for the book, but the first chapter excerpt at the NYT is much more encouraging:


    Some of the language is awkward - especially that first line - but Johnson really sets the scene well.

  2. Well, it turns out I got the book as a gift yesterday. So, I'll be letting you know how it turns out.