Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Novel Sndtrck: Glass Soup

Play it: Novel Sndtrck: Glass Soup

Jonathan Carroll's Glass Soup is a sequel (of sorts) to his novel White Apples (which I Novel Sndtrck'd last month.) Whereas White Apples dealt with the living realm, Glass Soup spends much of it's time in the land of the dead. The realm of the dead is built from the dreams - and nightmares - of the living. Octopuses drive buses. God is a polar bear. And a crowded highway literally leads to hell (where AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" blasts from all passing cars.) Main characters Vincent and Isabelle are back, as well as chaos' form and of course the concept of life as a mosaic (glass soup.)

Not as much music this time around, especially considering Rhapsody's AC/DC hole ("Highway to Hell" is prominent.) But not a song is wasted here.

* "Eggs And Sausage (In A Cadillac With Susan Michelson)" - Tom Waits (referencing the album Nighthawks at the Diner)
* "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" - B.J. Thomas (Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)
* "I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" - Otis Redding

Official site for Glass Soup

Novel Sndtrck: White Apples
Novel Sndtrck: Kafka On The Shore (Ribaldry and Schmaltz's J Shifty)
Novel Sndtrck: Killing Yourself To Live (Drive Like Hell's Dallas Hudgens)
Novel Sndtrck: Drive Like Hell
Novel Sndtrck: Fortress of Solitude
James Frey's My Friend Leonard
Jonathon Lethem's The Disappointment Artist

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