Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (especially statistics)
A movie of Saramago's magnificent novel, Blindness, is coming out here in the States this weekend. I'll be attending the first show, at a minimum (if the filmmakers do it justice). I plan to reread the book afterwards and blog a comparison to the film.I've only just discovered your blog. One quick way to gauge a blog's potential is to review its Labels list. Yours was fascinating, enticing me to read deeper into your earlier posts and to visit here frequently. I would invite you to visit my own little blog, Wisdom of the West which shares a surprising number of Labels and concerns with yours—though mine is currently bogged down (blogged down?) in the American political and economic "crisis".I also look forward to getting my hands on your Samurai book. My own first novel, Eulogy, is currently in search of an agent.Best,Jim H.
Dear Helen,I feel a little awkward reading your blog without letting you know, a bit like spying. But maybe that's what blogs are for.Like others, I'm a big fan of The Last Samurai -- a work of art.If you like Saramago, and read Portuguese, you may also enjoy Lidia Jorge. I interviewed both in 1994 for a senior thesis. Both authors are delightful.Sincerely,Rachel
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