Those of you who enjoyed listening to Norm Shermanâ€™s reading of â€œFar, Far Awayâ€ will be pleased to hear that this weekâ€™s featured story on his Drabblecast podcast is â€œBoiled Black Broth And Cornetsâ€. Once again, his approach to the telling of the tale is wildly at variance with my own*. Actually, I havenâ€™t yet read this piece on the radio, but when I do, it will sound completely different. I am very fond of Normâ€™s treatment, he somehow makes my words much spookier than I thought they were.
In the preamble, Norm mentions that he has just bought a copy of Gravitas, Punctilio, Rectitude & Pippy Bags. Heâ€™s obviously a very sensible man. If you havenâ€™t yet purchased your own copy, do so now.Â
* UPDATE : In a comment on the Drabblecast discussion forum, listener “tbaker2500” concurs: “Whilst listening to the story, I also heard in my head how Frank would read it. Two entirely different beasts. Frank always sounds so indifferent, Norm so earnest. ” Hmm… “indifferent”? An interesting choice of word. I think it may be the mot juste.