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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on July 29 at 10:20 AM


We have two events going on tonight, and you’d be hard-pressed to find more diametrically-opposed events.

First, up at Kane Hall, we have Chuck Palahniuk reading from his newest book. I wrote about that book in a Constant Reader when Palahniuk read here a couple months back. Here’s a sentence:

To write a Palahniuk novel, one just needs a taboo subject, a cast of five main characters who are secretly tied to one another far beyond the reach of reasonable coincidence, and then a string of trivia about an obscure topic like how to clean bodily fluids off of household items.

And also, here’s an interview I did with the nice folks at Class Act about Palahniuk.

And then, at the Ballard Public Library, which has developed a very nice reading series, Matthew Porter reads from Monkey World: An A to Z of Occupations. His cartoon monkey, up there on the left, is very cute, but it is no match for the cutest children’s book monkey ever, even including Curious George. Check this motherfucker out:


The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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Hug, oh I love that little book, I used to read it to my son when he was a wee lad. Now I'm crying. Damn you Paul for making me sob.

I need a hug.

Posted by PopTart | July 29, 2008 10:32 AM

I think he's a chimp, actually, which makes him an ape and not a monkey.

Posted by Cascadian | July 29, 2008 12:50 PM

I can attest to the overpowering cute-force of HUG (Brendan gave me my copy)

Posted by JO | July 29, 2008 4:02 PM

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