Mad Scientess Jane Expat
This will make sense to about five people but I'm so freaking excited about it that I have to share.
As I was reading about the mythological properties of Herzwesten Dark beer in Tim Powers' The Drawing of the Dark, I happened to be enjoying a half-liter stein of the Brauerei Heller Bamberg's Aecht Schenkerla Rauchbier Marzen, which I commonly and lovingly refer to as "smoked bacon beer."
This coincidence kicks ass six ways to Sunday.
I'm just surprised that the Prinz von Thurn und Taxis didn't put in an appearance too.
I don't think I was drunk enough.
Helped to keep you from accidentally selling your soul to the devil, too.
Interesting that someone likes the barbecue beer. I was drinking with some Canadians last year in Boston and one of them experimented with the "smoked bacon beer" and we all passed it around and were pretty appalled. I have been waiting for someone to mention that they liked it.
I love it. I also love dunkel weissbier, though, which a lot of people hate.
2006-07-09 21:19 (UTC)
Ahh, Anubis Gates is my favorite of Powers'. You might like this Amitav Ghosh guy too, I just finished The Calcutta Chromosome and it wasn't bad.
Anubis Gates is next on my list of Powers to read, but I don't want to overdose so I think I'm going to finish Cadillac Desert first. Thanks for the recommendation; I'll browse Ghosh on my next trip to Foyles.
2006-07-09 22:59 (UTC)
That's a thirsty book.
He revisits the (very general) idea in the last book of his California trilogy, which I ought to read again soon.
Which books comprise the California trilogy?
2006-07-11 00:53 (UTC)
Last Call, Expiration Date, and Earthquake Weather.
Though Declare is still by far my favorite.
2006-07-10 04:13 (UTC)
Xingu and The Zimmerman
That's funny. I almost entitled a post "synchronicity" this morning. As I was having my coffee and the Police song came up on Yahoo radio, I found myself wondering about the extent to which Jung, in setting aside causality(!), might have neglected to consider the genetics of mental structure and the inheritability of atavistic behavioral tendencies. Pretty thoughts, bad theories...
As black as lager
I'll take a smokey Aecht Schenkerla Rauchbier over it any day, though. It's one thing to save a bit of the Amazon, but another for the world to hang in the balance. It's also nice that the gas station on the corner keeps some of the Rauchbier in the cooler (not far from the Kriek Lambic)!
You need to read 'the Anubis Gates'!
I know! Set in London, innit?
Yep, one of the best books I've ever read, not exactly literature but an excellent romp :)