The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Friday, February 25, 2011

A Brit a Day [#368]

I'm listening to the unabridged audiobook of Robert Penn Warren's 'All the King's Men,' read by Michael Emerson, in my car. The novel is 6% narrative and 94% description, so Emerson has his work cut out for him. In the Mind's-Eye production, however, Eddie Argos has to be cast as my Willie Stark. It sounds like I'm afflicted with some kind of cultural aphasia, but this is absolutely perfect casting. Eddie's ability to charm a crowd into the palm of his hand, and that demure tip of the head behind a curtain of unruly dark brown hair, completely seal the deal.

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