Saturday, August 23, 2008

Waterboy has gotten out the cattleprod

These are part of a set from WB including some motorsports items, but these shots put me in mind of Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon. Death can be picked up at any library's surplus sale for a whopping 25 cents and is well worth the time.

Death in the Afternoon is an extended investigation of Spanish bullfighting as it existed in Hemingway's time and fascinating in it's detail and also in the choices of the aspects of this ferocious activity that Enrie chose to illuminate. This is not a stay-up-all-night read, but a casual pickup and put down book. Don't let that fool you, though. There are things in Death that will never leave you.

So, sit out on the porch in the evening with a good cigar and this book and travel to a time when men were unashamedly men and the bulls were demons in bovine clothing.

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