Wednesday, December 06, 2006


I have told a number of people that my life over the last year or so has seemed like nothing so much as a novel written by Franz Kafka: mundane yet absurd and somewhat surreal, with grinding low-level suffering and anxiety, all with absolutely no point to it.

But more recently, life seems to have returned to normal: more like a sloppy collaboration between Jasper Fforde and Nick Hornby, with some sections rewritten by Ray Bradbury.

So, on the whole, life is better.


Blogger PdB said...

Oh, this could get interesting... Ray Bradbury?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

Yeah, well, fantasy, you know.

Actually Bradbury was born and raised in the same town I was born in (Waukegan, IL), so I kind of consider him a 'local'. His _Dandelion Wine_ is a good read; we read it in 8th grade, and then took a field trip to see the house he grew up in and the locations he wrote about. And he's just issued (at age, what, 86?) a sequel, some 52 years later, entitled _Farewell Summer_. I hope to pick it up soon.

Although, to be fair, sometimes my life feels more like Dave Barry trying to plagiarise Edgar Allan Poe!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger Aaron G said...

The movie the Squid and the Whale talks a bit about Kafka.

Friday, December 15, 2006 5:58:00 AM  

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