November 13th, 2009

Maddin - Cowards

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Spoke too soon re: the cough. I feel like a wuss complaining about this when there are people on my friends list who are much worse off, health-wise, but earlier I went into a coughing fit so violent that I pulled a muscle over my ribcage, I think — it hurts when I inhale too deeply.

In other news, I’m taking a break from James Branch Cabell to re-read some of Sax Rohmer’s Fu Manchu books. It’s like switching from filet mignon to roadside burgers. Also, it makes me want to find a good biography of Rohmer so I can find out if he was a believer in the Yellow Peril and the pro-Anglo themes of these stories, or if he was secretly rooting for the Doctor like I am — lord knows, Fu Manchu is far more compelling than the various ersatz Holmes-and-Watson duos who oppose him.