Sunday, December 26, 2004


Art Bandini, Future Bush Appointee

The Sydney Morning Herald gives a year-end wrap up of its own The Best Book You've Never Read column. The most intriguing listing -- a book which I indeed have never read -- is for John Fante's The Road to Los Angeles:

"Written in the 1930s, it was considered too provocative and did not appear until two years after Fante's death in 1985.... The novel's delusional narrator is Arturo Bandini.... He shoots crabs with a BB gun while imagining himself as a great military leader. 'I was dictator Bandini, Ironman of Crabland,' he proclaims."

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