June 08, 2004

Transit of Venus

NTodd has a picture of Venus' transit across the sun, visible in the eastern U.S. for a couple of hourse this morning.

...which I'm going to use as an excuse to flog Shirley Hazzard's Transit of Venus, an absolute masterpiece. Better than Stephen King. Better than Gene Wolfe, even. (Hazzard's book is intricately constructed and wonderfully written in a slightly chill, elliptical style, and the continuity isn't retroactive.)

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 8, 2004 01:16 PM