I opened up a box full of books last night. I had put them away for not having any space for them in my previous apartment. So boxed up they spent all these years not seeing the light of day. They've all been read before but, I'm a re-reader.
My first choice was Vidal's "The Smithsonian Institution" - Now in light of the lecture I went to last Wednesday, what are the odds that this would be the book I'd choose to read? I can't remember much about the book. Only that a bunch of historical figures come to life after the Smithsonian closes down. It's typical Vidal fashion like in his masterpiece "Myron." Which I've read many times.
Here's the scoop from the inside jacket for The Smithsonian Institution:
"questions about political responsibility and personal sacrifice are deftly woven into a surreal narrative of quantum physics, string theory, clones, the sexual habits of Eskimos, and the domestic arrangements of various U.S presidents"
Blah, blah "4Th dimension", blah blah "Space-time continuum," - "Einstein" and "atomic bomb."
I don't remember all that when I first read it, so it should be more interesting to read this now as it was the first time.
Have I just crossed the line to utterly boring, yet?