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Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Norwegian Detective Named Harry Hole, Cheap Wine, and The Oatmeal

Posted by on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:29 PM

1. At the Frye in about an hour, there will be a presentation of "sound poems, simultaneous poems, and polyvocal compositions" as part of a sound poetry celebration. Readers include Interrupture, Four Hoarse Men, and "a vocal rendering of Kjell Hansen’s installation art." This is part of the Frye's Moment Magnitude show.

2. Cheap Wine & Poetry is tonight. If you're unfamiliar with the idea behind CW&P, it's simple: A selection of local poets—poets who have been proven to be very good readers—will read new work on the cabaret stage at the Hugo House. Wine will be on sale for a dollar a cup. The audience will get hammered and leave red-faced and happy. Tonight's readers are Sarah Galvin, Robert Lashley, Rose McAleese and Raul Sanchez. You will have a good time.

3. Lots of people like Jo Nesbø a lot. He's a Norwegian mystery writer whose books are about a former police officer named Harry Hole. Nesbø reads up at Third Place Books tonight. He's come a long way. Make it worth his while.

4. Matthew Inman, of The Oatmeal fame, reads at University Book Store tonight. If you like cat humor, Iman's latest book, How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You, is probably for you. If you don't care either way about cats, this will seem like an especially unfunny outing. I guess that's true of most cat books, though.

5. We've got a readings calendar full of stuff happening tonight and into the future. Go check it out.


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dnt trust me 1
And today is Nov 1st, the day esteemed author Dan Savage is finished with his hiatus. Great job Dan.
Posted by dnt trust me on November 1, 2012 at 6:14 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 2
I might have the humor of a ten-year-old on this, but is no none else amused at "Harry Hole"? Hehe... Harry Hole.
Posted by ScienceNerd on November 1, 2012 at 6:25 PM · Report this
Fred Casely 3
Jo Nesbø and Matthew Inman should get together and write a story about a cat that solves mysteries. I'm surprised no one's done that already.
Posted by Fred Casely on November 1, 2012 at 7:35 PM · Report this
Kapow 4
Harry Hole is a former police officer? Last I read he was still gainfully employed. Come on man.
Posted by Kapow on November 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM · Report this
Kapow 5
Seriously, maybe instead of wasting all that time reading 50 shades of grey you could have read "The Snowman". Not the best book, but you can at least read it in public, pervs.
Posted by Kapow on November 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM · Report this
sheiler 6
Dude, you should be reading (and hopefully) loving The Cold, Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty. It's up for sale today in the US for the first time. He's from N Ireland by way of Oz and is temporarily living in Seattle. Apparently there's this crime writing SPREE going on in Ireland and if AM is any marker, I'd say that it's a fantastic trend, though clearly people might not want to visit such an area that has spawned so many excellent criminal minds.

Note - I've never met the guy and am not his agent but am clearly a jealous fan now that he's living in your neck of the woods.…
Posted by sheiler on November 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM · Report this

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