And that’s the end of the working week

You can go ahead and blame both Casema and TNT Post for my lack of updates. If they don’t send and deliver the do-it-yourself internet hookup fun package, I don’t get to blog much.

And I probably won’t be posting until some time next week. Tomorrow I’m going to Cologne to see mr. Loaf in concert, and friday I’m going to Fields of Rock to see Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Heaven and Hell and whoever else I might catch. I’ll be home on monday, tuesday I have a day off, and if all goes well, there should be a package waiting for me on wednesday when I get back to work.

kthxbye.

First Lines: Cujo

The best synopsis of Stephen King’s novel Cujo can be found in one of his other books, On Writing. While explaining that writers should forget plot, but remember the importance of ‘situation’, he writes that

A strong enough situation renders the whole question of plot moot. The most interesting situations can usually be expressed as a What-if question:

What if a young mother and her son became trapped in their stalled car by a rabid dog?

Of course, there is more to Cujo than just that. As in every novel by King, several subplots are neatly intertwined, and some of those will be deus-ex-machinaed out of the story when they’ve fulfilled their purpose. It’s most definitely not King’s best work (written at a peak of drug and alcohol abuse), but it’s not bad at all.

Book read
Stephen King – Cujo
First line
Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine.

Starting all over again

In a short while, I will be moving to my new apartment. Since it’s still unclear what is going to happen with my shared internet connection, I decided to do what was going to happen anyway, and I moved my weblog and website to their own domain.

The design is still in beta, and be assured that it stays that way until I’m done moving.