Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Drinking and Writing and Reading

I've finished A Thousand Acres, Chris's el grupo recommendation. The novel is a retelling of King Lear set in Iowa twenty odd years ago, and it is a very accomplished work.

I can't talk any more about the book until we hoist the Jolly Roger at the next meeting, so until then divert yourself at The Drinking & Writing Brewery, a site that "works to keep the tradition of the hard-drinking writer alive, and to explore the connection between creativity and alcohol."


Anonymous said...

Great web site - harks back To BBC Wales "Poems & pints" which I always thought deeply underated

Nick Browne said...

I remember "Poems and Pints" vaguely but fondly. I was also looking forward to "Poetry in Motion" on BBC in the run up to the World Cup, but was pretty disappointed by the verse they served up.