Tuesday, January 16, 2007

This Thing of Darkness

I'm working my way through This Thing of Darkness at a leisurely chapter or so a day, and found out yesterday that Harry Thompson, the author was struck down with cancer around the time it was published.

Here's a profile and interview written by a friend when he was sick but vowing to fight on, and here's an obituary published when he lost the fight.

He was just a little older than us, but near as dammit a contemporary of el grupo; a sobering thought.

Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudicium difficile.

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