Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Poet and Punk Rocker" Jim Carroll

is dead.

Is now the wrong time to say The Basketball Diaries was one of the worst books I've ever read and that the movie managed to be even worse?

Yes, yes it is. But I was a teenager when I read it. Surely I'd have more patience for it now (I would not have more patience for it now), and in this time of sadness I don't want to begrudge the work of Leonardo DiCaprio.

Seriously, though, I am sure he was an important and respected poet because the New York Times said as much or at least they put that he was a "Poet and Punk Rocker" in his obit headline. And they do not do that for everybody.

In any case, he is dead. So have some respect, people.

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