Monday, April 4, 2011

Ho Hum

I don't have anything terribly important to say, but in the Unofficial Month of Blogging I'm rather obliged, aren't I? I ended up being wrong wrong wrong about today's weather, as it was not only sunny but the hottest day DC has had this year, at a freakishly summer-like high of 85 degrees.

I'm also nearly done with The Yiddish Policeman's Union and ought to have my big-picture say of it soon enough. I will say that, as a reader, seeing all the little plot threads resolve themselves into a complete narrative tapestry, as is happening now, is a great pleasure. There's a twin effect of making the world of the story seem somehow smaller, because everything is connected, yet also blowing things open to reveal that there was even more going on than originally suggested. It reminds me of how I felt reading that Indira Gandhi really had it in for Saleem in Midnight's Children, eliciting as it does that same gobsmacked, "Oh shit!" reaction and wanting to know how it's all going to go down.

Anyway. As you were.

1 comment:

  1. It seems like weather in general is these days. Global warming/centennial patterns/whatever.

    We set a record for "latest day into the year that the temp finally broke 60" or something recently, one that dated back to the 40s. Family back in California said similar things about rain too so.

    Hey, maybe it's all just warm-up for 2012!