Friday, June 04, 2010

Listening: Downtown Owl

I've started listening to books on my mp3 player, which means I got to eat breakfast and do housework this morning. It feels like cheating.

I've been enjoying about 2/3rds of Downtown Owl. It's told from the perspective of three characters, each read by a different person. Two of the perspectives, Mitch and Julia, are wry and crisp and funny. The third, Horace, bores me almost to tears. (Although today's Horace section, about him being taken by a con man, was actually interesting for a change.) This is the problem with audio books: you can't skim.

Listened: 10:15-10:45
Blogged: 10:45-10:49