Friday, March 19, 2010

Day 77: There is a Tide - Agatha Christie

My friend is starting an English language library in Japan and all the books and Archie comics I've posted so far have been sent to his American address. I feel a little strange about sending some of them. I think I'm going to recommend he not add "Black As He's Painted" to the library. The book was published in 1974 but she frequently mentions what she calls the distinct smell of black people. As a Seattle liberal, her descriptions made me pretty uncomfortable.

Status: Dibbed

1 comment :

  1. Mmmmm book. (Not calling dibs, cause I really shouldn't add more books to my collection...)