I just read Philip Roth's book, Everyman. It's about a man my age whose body is deteriorating. Roth is such a fantastic writer; he breathes so much life into that story, I just thought it was wonderful. I read John Banville's The Sea. It won the Booker Prize. It's about a middle-aged man who returns to Ireland having just lost his wife. It's a memory piece. He tells the story of himself as a young man and as a middle-aged man, simultaneously. And bit by bit you realize that things happened to him as a young man that deeply affected him as an old man.Click here to read what Lithgow is listening to and watching.
Click here to read a brief blog item on Everyman and here for an item linking to a John Banville interview.