I finished With the Old Breed by EB Sledge about his experiences on Peleliu and Okinawa during WWII in the Pacific. It was interesting to note how they consolidated characters and incidents in the mini-series (The Pacific on HBO) for time or continuity or whatever compared to the source material. Sledge comes off as a very sympathetic narrator, in spite of the racial slurs peppered through the book, but that’s just how it was in 1945. I’m still obsessed with that theater of operation and I continue to consume documentaries all over Prime and YouTube.
Then I started my next Audible freebie - which has nothing to do with warfare. Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life From an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt. It’s about his years long addiction to watching movies - cult, classic, smashes, etc - but peppered with hysterical anecdotes and some quite profound life lessons. It’s a pretty short read/listen though and now I’m stuck until next month until I get another credit so I’ll have to surf the free library.
So, I’m doing the audio-book thing because I’m too weak to throw Twitter away. I was told that discussing audio-books here was completely copacetic, but it does make me feel kind of unclean. Then again, “unclean” is my middle name so whaddayagonnado?