Just finished Harlan Ellison's "Strange Wine" on a rare mid-week day off. Looking forward to next month's vacation and plan to finally get through "Tales of H.P. Lovecraft" (selected & edited by Joyce Carol Oates) as well as a couple of books suggested by Eric about the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Just finished re-reading CULT TV: THE GOLDEN AGE OF ITC. Fine book with much behind-the scenes stories, but the author and many of the Brit actors obviously despise American actors (Barbara Bain, Steve Forrest, Gene Barry) who appeared on those ITC "programmes". With the esception of The Saint, ITC shows rarely lasted two years. Lew Grade gets all kinds of accolades, except for the fact that he screwed his actors out of royalties.
Just finished Tennessee Williams' Collected Stories. They don't all work, but most of them do and when they do, oh brother! He really was brilliant; some of these stories took my breath away. And he was a triple threat - dramatist, prose writer, and poet.
I have a book of his poetry around here somewhere. I'll have to dig it out and see what his verse is like.
I finally finished Larry McMurtry's 'COMMANCHE MOON' which I started in The Spring while still living in New York! Am currently reading his last volume in his 'Lonsome Dove series', 'THE STREETS OF LAREDO', as well as 'AMERICAN VERTIGO' by Bernard-Henri Levy (a journey across America by a French Philosopher and Journalist)