Thursday, August 07, 2003

Book Recommendation of the Day

Michael Frayn's Headlong.

I read this awhile back but I just noticed it sitting there on my bookcase and thought I'd share. Many people have probably seen/read Michael Frayn's play Copenhagen, and anyone who liked it would probably like Headlong as well. It's the story of an art historian who may have discovered a missing part of Bruegel's "Months" painting cycle, and his obsessive quest both to verify this and to understand how the newly discovered piece provides a previously unknown political overtone both to the cycle and Bruegel's life.