Sunday, April 10, 2011

Lazy Sunday Service

I'm in Dallas for a couple of days en route for Seattle. It is scorching outside (32C, 92F). I've been wandering around the arts district and dropped into the Dallas Art Museum. For the first time, I think I actually 'got' a Mark Rothko piece (right). It's interesting how some artists are instantly recognisable. You can walk into a room full of paintings and straightaway pick out a Rothko, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, Hopper, etc., even amongst the emulators. I wonder if the same can be said of crime writing? If you were given a page of writing, would it be possible to instantly name the author?

My posts this week:
Irish towns and the crash
Review of The Big Short by Michael Lewis
The Spanish property soap opera
March reviews
Review of Still Life by Louise Penny
Being used as a chat-up line
Review of The Swiss, The Dead and The Gold by Jean Ziegler
The city is alive ...


Bernadette said...

*scoff* you call that scorching? 32F is officially considered 'warm' by our TV weather people...even school kids don't get out of outdoor sports until it's 37F :)

I think with some authors you might be able to recognise the phrasing and so on but I don't know that I'd want to do a test

Rob Kitchin said...

If the temperature goes about 20C in Ireland it is a heatwave. 32C is scorching by my standards. Seattle tomorrow, where it'll much more like Irish weather.