Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wednesday Dog Ears

Welcome to this week's Dog Ears, in which we cover a biography of The Ancient Mariner as well as Jack Kerouac adventures in space:
  • A biography about Simon Hatley, the man behind Coleridge's The Ancient Mariner, is reviewed.
  • Beth Potter over at Tor introduces us to Shrek!, by William Steig.  Am I the only one who didn't know the movie was based on a book?
  • Here's a piece on snippateering, which I had never actually heard of before today.  I buy brand spankin' new books so rarely that I would never think to look up a review and put it in the book once I'm done reading it.
  • Alan Bissett of The Guardian bemoans the intellect-destroying tendencies of television in, "Who Stole Our Reading Time?"  (Much more interesting, for me, were the comments below.)
  • There's now a video game based on Dante's Inferno, and a comic book series based on the game, and apparently neither are anything like the original work.  (Big surprise.)
  • A children's book based on Bob Dylan's "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" will be published in September.
  • Ever wondered what On the Road would be like in space?  Here's a podcast from Escape Pod entitled "Still on the Road," in which Kerouac and Cassady take to the skies. It's rated PG for "a little profanity and a lot of beat."

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