October 14th, 2007

red panda eating bamboo

I am uncomplacented

If you ever find yourself getting complacent and starting to think that the world makes some kind of sense, just consider this: There is an audio edition of Ursula K. Le Guin's The A Wizard of Earthsea...
...read by Harlan Ellison.

He doesn't do a horrible job or anything, but his narration style is very dramatic, and it's hard for me to imagine a narrator less well suited to Le Guin's writing style.

I'm really curious how the collaboration came about. (She must have approved it, since she reads the first and last paragraph of the book.)

Maybe they did it as some kind of in-joke on the book's theme...Collapse )