This week’s podcast naturally focuses on the GOP candidates’ debates. It wouldn’t be Radio Derb without some commentary on the nation’s literary high culture, though.
Top of the New York Times hardcover bestseller list this week is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.The full Radio Derb playbill:
I know that Radio Derb listeners are a bookish crowd who like to keep up with cutting-edge literary trends, so by kind permission of Mr Coates’ publisher I am privileged — yes, privileged — to be able to read you a short extract from Between the World and Me.
This is the dramatic opening of Chapter 849, actual quote:
"[Clears throat]: Black. Black. Black. Blackety-black. Blackety-blackety-black. Blackety-blackety-blackety-blackety-blackety-blackety-blackety-black! Black? Bla-a-ack! Blackblackblackblackblackblackblackblackblackblackblackblack. Blackety-black! [Andante]: Black … black … black … black … [Accelerando]: Black, black, black, blackblackblackblack … [Allegro]: Blacketyblacketyblacketyblack, blackblackblackblack, …"