Monday, 24 September 2012
Kurt Andersen, 'True Believers'
You can get this book here. I can't tell you that much about the plot without spoiling it, but be assured that it is a cracking read. It's set in the 1960s, not among hippies but among radicals, of a kind, in America, who are very young. It is about friendship, and memory, and lies. The writer is a man, and has created a terrific female lead character, a kind of sexy grandma. Perhaps the book, when it is not a political thriller (which it is, a lot of the time) is a study of the danger of being certain about what is and what is not. As an aside, kind of, I discovered from this book that only one film has ever been made entirely in Esperanto. It was called Incubus, and starred - William Shatner. You can see a clip here. Looks terrific. Although I object to Esperanto as pointless.