TACOMA, CITY OF DESTINY! I was first introduced to sound design when NPR did a series about Oscar nominees for sound editing in 1984 - they interviewed the team who worked on Never Cry Wolf.
I bought several of her books when I was WAY too young in the eighties and they were painfully out of reach. I'm middle-aged now and the February evenings I spent with With Bold Knife and Fork kept me out of the weeds.
Oh my god. This made my day.
Nobody has expressed my feelings for The Rock with such precision. My dear friend says "oh, YOU LIKE THE ROCK!" with an implied wink that I want to do the sex with him. No: it is something entirely different. It's what you said, like that.
I have no words...I'd quit my job and use all my savings to buy these and read them in the park. (And I'm so glad you're not writing my great unwritten novel Our Goddess - the speculative novelization of Joan of Arc).
Well, it's not called "chooching" for nothin'.
Either that or a Andrew Shirvel - it's hard to parse this obsession with Shock and maybe or maybe not gayness?
Wonkette is getting closer to my actual dream: a weekly podcast called The Friday News Dump. Yay!
I do dream about Wonkette.
Colin MacInnes and Richard Flanagan. But I read Shute before them.