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Monday, October 20, 2008

Reading Tonight

posted by on October 20 at 9:50 AM


Hot diggity damn, is it good to be back.

Unfortunately, there aren’t so many exciting readings tonight. There’s an open mic and David Knibb, the author of Grizzly Wars, is reading at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park. On initially scanning the title, I thought that Grizzly Wars would be a kick-ass science fiction novel, wherein warring countries would fight using cybernetically enhanced bears as their proxies. This is not the case.

According to the book’s website, it’s actually about “the policy and political issues involved in managing and attempting to save any species, especially one that can pose a grave danger to human beings. The author looks at the grizzly bear recovery areas on both sides of the border, from the North Cascades to the Northern Rockies.” It sounds good, but not quite as mind-blowingly awesome as my sci-fi idea.

If anybody would like to steal my idea and use it for National Novel Writing Month, which starts in two short weeks, feel free. Just remember to thank me when the book gets published.

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

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The grizzly book sounds all wonky -- instead try the book, "Grizzly Bear Attacks."

It's kind of a CSI reconstruction of all attacks in N. Amer. over last 30 years. Using evidence like what parts were in the grizzly tummy?

Plus, helpful "lessons" like:

"Betty's error was to think this was the time to play dead -- she should have fought this hungry male," or,

"Silly Betty, she mama grizzly who ate her was only concerned about cub safety. Had Betty only played dead, the grizzlies would have run away."

To enhance impaact read aloud over campfire w/ shots & dope.

then 1 of you quietly slips away for a while and then....

Posted by PC | October 20, 2008 10:20 AM

Lindy West give Paul Constant copy of The Portable Dorothy Parker, Paul Constant read Dorothy Parker, freak out, Dorohty Parker out, PAUL CONSTANT BECOME CONSTANT READER!


Welcome back, Paul.

And no, I don't feel like letting it go.

Posted by The Incredible Sulk | October 20, 2008 10:25 AM

We're all fucked when the grizzly cavalry gets here.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 20, 2008 10:55 AM

I'm trying to come up with a good novel idea for this year. I thought I had something solid last year, but I got bogged down with research and it ground to a halt after just a few days. I think I'll leave the cybernetic bears to someone else though, thanks.

Posted by Greg | October 20, 2008 12:27 PM

How about a drug addled misogynist yuppie fuck being eaten by a grizzly while trapped under a land rover?

The podcast will have you in stitches.

Posted by gabriel amadeus | October 20, 2008 1:09 PM

Overall, David Knibb's _Grizzly Wars_ presents a balanced analysis to an issue that is mired in complexity and misunderstanding. Grizzly repopulation efforts have often been undercut by sensationalized fear that has no basis in statistical models.

I, for one, will very much enjoy him at the reading tonight. With fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Posted by Barry Sheicht-Enwood | October 20, 2008 1:50 PM

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