BRRRR….. &….. GRRRR…..
Posted 24 January 2007on:
Brrrr… what we woke up to this morning…
… and where I wish I could stay on a morning like this. I kinda miss my Lichtenstein avatar
… and Grrrr… I went shopping last night in the warmth of my home. I can’t believe how the time flies browsing Amazon… but guess a couple of hours would soon pass in my favourite bookshop and musicshop too. I love it how Amazon knows what to recommend me and btw, Wendy, I wondered why I hadn’t got one of your books… silly me, it was still in my shopping basket. Oh yes, I do have quite an eclectic taste in literature.
Vincent D’Onofrio’s superb performance in TWWW was my first encounter with Robert E Howard and I was smitten. I had to know more. I still maintain that was VDO’s best performance ever and I don’t believe I’m being unfaithful to Bobby Bobby who I love with all my heart. I have spent endless hours learning more about REH and reading his work, but what I really really want is to get my grubby little hands on his poetry.
I would love a copy of Singers in the Shadows… now should I or should I not? Two used copies are available for merely £85.94 or £107.46 ~ note this is sterling not dollars… almost double it for the dollar price.
And then there’s REH’s Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, another one I would treasure. Hardcover £96.99 or £687.50 (I don’t believe it!) for a brand new scarce numbered limited edition (1050 copies worldwide) and signed by the artist Gary Gianni.
Surely there must be someone out there who could garner together his poetry and make it more accessible for people like… me! Huh!
Anyway here’s a little taste to keep me warm, on this cold cold January morn.
ADVENTURE: Robert E Howard
Adventure, I have followed your beck
Through all the ages. I have sought no other lover.
I have followed o’er land and sea, dim vale and mystic moon mountains.
I have heard Pan’s pipes amid moon-dappled woodlands and have seen the satyrs frolicking with nymphs upon
The fragrant sward, while the night-breezes murmured among the leaves….
And I’ve seen your nameless mountains rise from the sea of tangled forest, and stand like sightless sombre gods
Against the twilight. Adventure, I desire no other lover.
UPDATE: A dear friend has helped me locate a much much cheaper paperback edition of Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, thank you. However, if anyone can keep their eyes open for the following which are either unavailable or incredibly expensive:
Singers in the Shadows
Shadows of Dreams
Echoes from an Iron Harp
Modern American Poetry (1933) by Gertrude Alson