Saturday, August 11, 2012

Improbable encounters …

… Book Review: Hello Goodbye Hello - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

What makes the book work so well is Mr. Brown's eye for the eccentric or telling detail. He observes humanity with a sly and droll sense of the absurd. When H.G. Wells has an interview in the Kremlin with Stalin, the dictator never looks him in the eye. Wells puts it down to shyness. Soon after the writer comments: "I have never met a man more candid, fair and honest."

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