Thursday, October 11, 2007

Just Annoying



N
o, I'm not talking about the constant Wellington rain or the wailing and gnashing of teeth after the All Black lost. Taran (9) has been reading Andy Griffith's (not the child actor but the Australian author of children's books) books. I'm turning into a an Andy Griffith fan and thinking of reading one or two of these stories out at school. There's a manic absurd quality to these short stories. I'll never forget the story of a young lad's struggle to get his Dad to accept his ambition to break the world speed record for swinging around on a circular clothesline.

And last night I managed to get my short review of Norcliffe's satisfying Villon in Millerton off on time
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Image from Andy Griffith.

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