Green winds and red trees

August 1st and nearly a month since my last post. It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but I live and love among the temporally challenged.

The lazy recap: C's Birthday, C and my anniversary (5 years married, 12 years as a couple), The wedding of two dear friends, a dead and now resuscitated car, the painting of doors and shelves, a bit of cooking, a lot of Dr. Who, Closet Land (great film), Read: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard.

But...on to the true purpose of my post:

Literary Diversions on the web that make me very happy, indeed:

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairlyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Of bloody apples and poisoned orchards


Anonymous said...

I'm currently reading The Red Tree myself - let me know what you think!!!

Cyan said...

I'll definitely let you know. I'm still waiting for my copy to arrive from Amazon. I'm hoping it will come next week!

moif said...

The Drowned world.
What did you think?

Cyan said...

I liked the Drowned World. It was highly entertaining, and the concept was interesting. It made me want to read more of his work.

I do wish that Ballard would have spent a bit more time on the psychological aspect of "deep time" on humans. That was my favorite part of the book.

moif said...

Ballard has a lot of the same themes in his books, especially his earlier works deal with isolation and desolation... and doctors.

If you want a recommendation, I'd point to 'The Day of Creation' as worth reading next.

'The Drought' is also excellent. I felt sun bleached just reading it.

moif said...

Actually, I may have to read it again now!