Right? that’s like all conversation where I mention where I grew up (although I was born in Concord, MA). We even have a Romulus and Remus statue that we got from the fascist period because we had a cotton mill that was presented to an Italian company operating there (the Tubize mill, I think, in north Rome). My grandmother told me they had to hide it during the war, as people kept trying to vandalize it…
I have not, I’m afraid. Is it worth reading?
I have read Alice Walker’s works set in GA, The Color Purple and the Third Life of Grange Copeland, both of which are set in GA, and both of which do reflect the reality of rural GA for Georgians of Color.
She also wrote, “The House Next Door”, a modern-day Gothic horror novel that got mentioned by Stephen King in his book about horror literature, “Danse Macabre”. She’s got a great way of expressing what goes on in people’s heads, and her dialogue rings true.
I highly recommend “Fox’s Earth”; I was torn between reading it or “Valley of the Dolls” as my contribution to the “reading-aloud videos”, but I didn’t think I could do the accent properly. I wouldn’t want to read GA characters in some Yankee’s version of what I think a Southern accent is; that would be rude.
We’re watching “Lilyhammer” (sic), a Norwegian comedy/drama about a mafioso on witness protection who demands Lillehammer as his relocation, uh, location. In English and Norwegian half and half, with subtitles on the latter, for the US market anyway. Funny in a really odd way. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Mark Blum (Rosanna Arquette’s husband and hot tub king Gary Glass) died recently of COVID-19, so I thought I’d give this one another look. Haven’t seen it in more than 20 years, but it still holds up nicely. Not perfect, but still fairly great. Watch out for bit parts from what feels like half the NY scene, Richard Hell, Ann Magnuson, Richard Edson, John Lurie, Giancarlo Esposito, John Lurie, John Turturro…
I’ve just started on the first season of the UK “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. I’m trying to find an episode where Josie’s super-power is being surprised. I think it’s much later in the series: OH GEEZ, I’LL JUST HAVE TO WATCH THEM ALL, EH WOT?