22–The Center Cannot Hold
This week is hard for me on so many levels. I think you’ll see a decided darkness to the stories. However, “dark” doesn’t mean “bad.” And this week, our readers are good! Whoo hoo!
This week, “Second Coming,” read by me!
Ambrose Bierce’s “The Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge.”
Here’s Ambrose (ain’t he dashing? Note the rapscallian twinkle in the eye…)
And Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Cask of Amontillado.”
Here’s Poe (you can tell he had a hard life, no?)
If you’ve never read it before, after listening you should get a copy of Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles and read “Usher II”; trust me, you’ll feel so smart. And once agian, if you have teenagers, THEY will feel so smart! Always nice to be part of the inside joke.
The Poe is done as a low-rent radio play, complete with sound effects. It’s really rather fun…even if their Italian is lousy.
De Grave…ah hah hah hah…
A good Poe is good to find.
And for any of you who are interested in Lady Macbeth and her hand-washing. A New York Times article for you (I hope you can load the page!).
Today, “Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge” was read by Matthew Fulton, and “The Cask of Amontillado” was read by Messers Zack Weismuller and Ryan Huser. As always, the theme music was “Chasing Hiro” by Joshua Christian, podsafe music from Garageband.com.
Book talk begins at 4:45. Listen to 22 audio.