Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Read Arctic

Report to follow. But I don't want to spoil it for anyone. What about you guys?

It's imperative!


  1. I've made it to half-way down page 141 - the one with a map of the Sverdrup Islands o the top half. So… 67.72% done.

    You can't rush this book. It's imperative that you take your time.

    Raleigh on the Rocks next?

  2. I'll have to find a copy of Raleigh for less than 71 pounds. Which seems like a lot. Why doesn't this keyboard have a key for "pounds"?

    1. Oh, you expats.

      Creative Publishing is dumping copies at $4.00 through its website.
      Here's the link!

  3. Page 131 - Brian, you have me by 10 pages.

    On the plus side, I am done work for 2 weeks as of now, so I will finish it very quickly. If that's possible. No, now that I think of it, it's not. This is the slowest book I've ever read.

    Because you slip into a trance every time we get another description of various potential pipelines, their US connections/financing, the effect on the environment, the Canadian Govt's lackadaisical lack of policy, the infrastructure in the North needed to begin construction, etc, etc, I keep thinking "wait - didn't I just read about this?'.

    I have a sneaking suspicion that this book is actually 5 pages long and the rest is just rewording the same concepts and ideas. But to PROVE it, I'd have to go back and read it, which I am certain is impossible.

    Am I being had? Is this sense of deja vu real? Do I really keep reading the same things over and over?

  4. Yep. It's the same thing over and over and over until you get to the submarines and the blimps. Stan, are you on vacation? Does it take you to the lovely Lake George region?

  5. Lake George - in August.

    Next week - Manhattan then the Jersey Shore.

    My incentive to finish: I can't lug it to the beach, I just can't...

  6. You have to take it to the beach. I need to hear about you explaining it to gregarious strangers. And Nicole explaining that this is your second summer of Rohmer. I hate hauling books around when I go to New York, but that's because I try to travel with one bag, but you've got a whole car trunk to fill with Rohmers.

  7. The town where I'm going in Rhode Island used to have a great used bookstore, now gone. I don't know if they'll have Raleigh on the Rocks at the airport.

  8. A few encouraging words: Raleigh on the Rocks looks to be a breeze with plenty of photographs, maps and blank pages. What's more, most of the text isn't by Richard Rohmer. That said, the two pages that comprise final chapter - yes, I skipped ahead - are the most entertaining he's ever written.

    Again, I'm skipping ahead. I'll shut up now.