“Right. Well, books…
Sour: The Turn of the Screw. By Henry James. From 1898. A novella. It’s a ghost story, or it’s a story of madness: a governess becomes convinced that her charges are being haunted by the spirits of her predecessors. How you read this book changes the nature o fwhat you’re reading.
MUSIC: I’m glad you liked Patti Smith.
I’ve not suggested any Best of… Albums so far. But I think I will: TALES OF A LIBRARIAN, by Tori Amos. It’s a real solid Best Of of Tori’s first decade making music. You’ll hear her sing about me in Tear In Your Hand. She’s unique and smart and the songs on here are a good selection of what she does.
Something to watch: A Clockwork Orange. Kubrick’s dystopic take on Anthony Burgess’ novel: violence and free will and beethoven. A film that was unavailable in the UK for over 30 years because every time they showed it (anecdotally) violence went up. Huge philosophical questions about free will and evil and suchlike. Some of it is hard to watch, but in the cultural literacy stakes it’s this or Kubrick’s The Shining, and this is a more important film.”
From the oracle himself, Neil.
Edit: I noticed that Neil has actually suggested A Clockwork Orange before. Keep it to yourselves, but I failed to watch it last time… I’m not very good at films. So I’m leaving it there in the hope I might watch it this time. Perhaps. Maybe.