12/30/08

coffee

Today I am enjoying a dozen cups of coffee and getting in about an hour worth of writing before I go to work.

I've acquired some new books lately: 'A Scanner Darkly' by Philip K. Dick, 'In Candyland it's cool to feed on your friends' by James Chapman, 'The Long Goodbye' by Raymond Chandler, 'Maltese Falcon' by Dashiell Hammett, and 'Joker' by Brian Azzarello. From Nick Antosca I received a copy of his book 'Fires' as well as some titles from cloverfield press 'Gentleman Reptile' by Henry Baum, 'The Cubist Infant' by Justus Ballard, 'Tony Takitani' by Haruki Murakami, and 'Everything Can Be Beaten' by Chancre Scolex and Crab Scrambly. Looking forward to reading all of these.

Last night I finally got around to reading Sam Pink's ML chap 'Be Nice To Everyone.' It's a good read. It is in the format of a play but I read it as a short film, because I could see the camera panning around the actors, and dramatic cuts from moment to moment.

Also the Hbo mini series 'Generation Kill' is really good.

almost time for work...

oh, i received the final version of my story 'Spleen' and it looks really nice, the editors at Leucrota did a fine job.

4 comments:

j. a. tyler said...

glad you liked the sp ml press volume.

I think you will like the chapman candyland novel too - it is a good one.

Monklin said...

Stumbled upon your blog today.
Seems very interesting.
I'm looking forward to reading your posts. :]

-J.

Ben Spivey said...

Monklin,
Thanks and enjoy.

Shane Jones said...

i really like the idea of having a cup of coffee and writing for an hour before work. it sounds really good and calming. hopefully it went well and you didn't check gmail for an hour.