Monday, December 31, 2018

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2018 was kind of a low ebb for grapejuice. Robbed of time by usura and other voluntary commitments and distractions, less was manifested than intended. In a way, though, the work continued on in a different form. The following are a series of podcast discussions, hosted by the good folks at Sync Book, in which I contribute a bit and try to extend and interweave the threads of several narrative strands often surfacing here in the blog.

All of these talks revolve around either a book or film, but no boundaries are fixed and things tend to spin off. And if you listen closely you can follow a story from one to the next; themes, symbols and images repeat and modulate, encompassing ever more into the fold. Please enjoy.

The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon: Part 1 and Part 2.

Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace: Part 1 and Part 2.

Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf: Part 1 and Part 2.

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Vladimir Nabokov: Part 1.

Lolita, directed by Stanley Kubrick: 3 Parts.

The plan is to get more written this coming year -- it's always the plan. Stay focused, stay inspired, expand the glimpses and moments of wonder. Shuffle off melancholy at the door. Peace to you all.


  1. Friend I've been reading the blog and it's all very good but I think you have some holes in your perspective, would you like to talk?

    1. Never pass by the chance to talk holes with a spigot. You're likely right. Let it pour.

  2. Hard to imagine 2018 happening again the way it did, the poetry was particularly pleasing, but they're still blocking our borders with pesticides. Looking forward to the chance to listen in

  3. Keep on Znore, so inspirational work!