Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Lust for Life
I finished Richard Price's "Lush Life" this morning. I had attempted it before, and never been able to finish it, but this time it just flew by for me. Price wrote a number of movie scripts, as well as cowriting HBO's renowned series The Wire. The book is marvelous. It's kind of like an episode of Law and Order, except lived from the inside.
The video is the Thin White Duke, David Bowie, performing Iggy Pop's "Lust for Life". Bowie co wrote it, so it's not really Pop's "Lust for Life", but Iggy is much better known for it. That has nothing to do with the book, except for the fact that it's a mild pun.