Saturday, November 09, 2013

#628. Ode-athon recap!


The Ode-athon is done!

I wrote about a lot of writers.  A lot of writers!  And this past week I've been reading John le Carre, and he turns out to be good enough where I probably would have included him too if I'd read him before.  Just good stuff, but you'll be reading about that for this month's Cephalopod Coffeehouse.

What did my fine friends write about?

David Walston chose a bunch of writers, too.  We ended up sharing the fine gent Douglas Adams, and there were also Gary Jennings, J.R.R. Tolkien, and C.S. Lewis.

Pat Dilloway went with John Irving, who should come as no surprise to anyone who's followed Pat for a while.  He helpfully provided a link to something he wrote way back in 2004, and then a complete decoding of all the references!

The Geek Twins chose Michael Crichton, and proceeded to write about the best and worst film adaptations of the late author's considerable backlist.

Armchair Squid decided on Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator of the seminal Where the Wild Things Are.  Squid, by the way, is also captain of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse.  He's got a helpful sign-up sheet for the next meeting waiting for you!

6 comments:

The Armchair Squid said...

This was great fun, Tony! Thanks for the Coffeehouse plug, too.

Tony Laplume said...

It would hardly be worth talking about books without doing so!

DAVID WALSTON said...

Gary Jennings not Garth, but close enough. ;)
So long and thanks for all the fish!

Tony Laplume said...

Fixed it here, too! If I could have just one more wish, I would like a tasty fish!

Maurice Mitchell said...

It was a ton of fun Tony. Thanks for hosting!

Tony Laplume said...

Not a problem!

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