Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Brian Doyle's "Bin Laden’s Bald Spot," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Bin Laden’s Bald Spot by Brian Doyle.

The entry begins:
For my new collection of stories, Bin Laden’s Bald Spot, I would choose old Gregory Peck to play His Murderous Idiocy. You want a tall gangly guy with a fixed stare, which in Peck’s case was always taken for intent calm dignity, but in His High Killingness I would ascribe to a roaring arrogant mania; he really thought, I bet, that he was important, and right that killing children would be a good thing for his religion and his idea of how the world should be (something like the year 900, but with cell phones). Seth Rogen or Albert...[read on]
In addition to Bin Laden's Bald Spot & Other Stories, Brian Doyle is the author of five collections of essays, two nonfiction books (The Grail, about a year in an Oregon vineyard, and The Wet Engine, about the “muddles & musics of the heart”), two collections of short prose, and the sprawling novel Mink River, which Publishers Weekly called a “original, postmodern, shimmering tapestry of smalltown life.”

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My Book, The Movie: Bin Laden’s Bald Spot.

--Marshal Zeringue