We're making a little road trip today, so it seems like we're likely to hew to the one-post lump model for the rest of this week. Among the things we think you might find vaguely interesting ...
* Mysterious clues as to the next Litblog Co-op choices ...
* Paul Haggis, Oscar nominated screenwriter of Million Dollar Baby, has been tapped to adapt Casino Royale as the next James Bond film. (On a related point, Forbes weighs in on the subject of the next Bond car ... )
* Speaking of Agent 007, like many others we're increasingly fascinated with the postings by this latest mysterious blogging literary agent. (Hey, if you're ready this, double-O, how about an RSS feed?)
* Robert Macfarlane doesn't think much at all of Slow Man, and says so (but we think he's all wet).
* More coverage of Edinburgh.
* In news sure to cheer Robert Birnbaum, The Oregonian takes a look at Jim Harrison's novella, The Summer He Didn't Die.
"The Summer He Didn't Die" is an even richer stew. It has a wonderful novella featuring Brown Dog, the shambling, big-hearted Indian from Michigan's Upper Peninsula who's Harrison favorite recurring character; an adept satire called "Republican Wives" written in the voice of three women who slept with the same man; and the beautiful coda "Tracking" that isn't really a novella but is a condensed third-person rewrite of Harrison's memoir "Off to the Side."
* The now Kipen-less SF Chronicle looks at the new Edmund Wilson biography.
* Is it just us, or does it seem like Fateless is getting almost daily attention these days? Here's the Guardian's take on the new translation. Elsewhere, the Guardian remembers Israeli poet Dalia Ravikovitch.
* Although we're not quite down with the "Ireland's greatest fiction writer" bit (ahem!!), we do think the world of John McGahern, and point you to this Guardian interview, in which he discusses his forthcoming memoir. Which seems as good a note as any on which to depart. A demain ...