Friday, March 31, 2006

Lit news:

Soon Britain's high school geography classes will be required to read a book by former Monty Python comedian Michael Palin titled, "Himalaya." The book is Palin's 1800 mile, six-month trek through India, Pakistan and China. The book was chosen to boost interest in geography!

Palin is known for the phrase, "No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!" on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" tv show.

Cuba restored Hemingway's boat that was used to write the "The Old Man and the Sea" for which he won the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.

And James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" has been spoofed into James Pinocchio's "A Million Little Lies" which hit bookstores yesterday. I haven't read either but I can understand why Oprah was upset at being misled. Has anyone read Frey's lies?

No comments: