'You know how Perry's always using hundred-dollar words he doesn't
half know the meaning of?'
Truman Capote, In Cold Blood.
Saturday, 1 November 2008
As reported in my last post, I am currently reading Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, and this morning I find that archaeologists have discovered evidence of Alexander Selkirk, the marooned sailor who originally inspired the story - here.
Must be Halloween.
There is also an interesting article on Defoe here (PS I love the naff illustration for the cover of this edition.)