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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Thumbs up to Scott Pack and Juana Molina

Thumbs up to Scott Pack (ex-buyer for HMV and Waterstones, currently publisher at The Friday Project) and a man with fine literary taste. Over at his blog, Me and My Big Mouth, he had this to say about The Snowing and Greening of Thomas Passmore:
"An intriguing set up, a great title and a strong cover. Not sure if any book chains promoted it but they should have done, it is rather good."

Did I say 'fine literary taste'? Make that exceptionally excellent taste.

While I was filching this quote from Scott's site, thought I might as well filch this YouTube video too. Noticed Juana Molina sitting there a couple of weeks ago and, while the music and her approach to creating it certainly won me over (have a look at her website), the video blew me away. Reminded me of an Hieronymus Bosch character chirruping away - somewhere this side of Hell. A sprite at best.

6 comments:

Mike French said...

A man of taste - a great reason to buy a copy if you haven't yet read Paul's book - do it quick now before his next one comes out!

Paul said...

Welcome back, Mike. Hope you had a pleasant and refreshing break.

gary davison said...

I'll third that! Get your hand in your pocket and purchase. Nice to see a copy of mine in your library thing :) Cheers!

Paul said...

There'll be a copy of Streakers in that library soon too, Gary. Arrived just a few days ago, and am enjoying it.

Jane Turley said...

Well that's high praise coming from Mr Pack!

Weird but strangely mesmerizing video and song. The first thing I thought of from the imagery was The Scream.

Paul said...

Yes, there's something of The Scream, isn't there. It's the stuff of nightmares, but I'm strangely attracted to it all the same.