Goon Squad to get TV treatment

Well…, in the spirit of True Blood fever that’s likely been swelling up for more than some of our patrons, (the fourth season premiered on HBO last night and FPL just added Season 3 to our collection) – I wanted to take note of news that that supremely stylish network recently announced plans to produce a series based around Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical odyssey of interlocking narratives: A Visit from the Good Squad.

(Read about it from the NY Times Observer).

READ THE BOOK FIRST! – Because I feel self conscious celebrating the tele-translation of a fine piece of contemporary literature – as Lily Tomlin’s words echo in my head: “If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you’re not considered well viewed.”

Still, HBO usually produces impressive material – and this was one of my favorite books of the year – so I’ll allow myself to be excited.

Ostensibly unrelated to the book, but still a fitting soundtrack, -and one of my favorite Costello tracks:

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