Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yes, but can he dance?

Many of you know that I don't watch television. As in, "we finally have cable but I still don't now how to turn on the television set." I watch television series DVDs when I can get them from the library and I occasionally watch hulu.

Even though I, according to one family member, live under a rock, I've heard of the television show House, MD. Hugh Laurie is a well-known television actor. He was also the voice of Dr. Cockroach in Monsters vs Aliens.

What I did not know, and what you may not know either, is that Hugh Laurie is a novelist. I checked his book out of the library and absolutely fell. in. love. It is an incredibly witty spy novel; every minute I spent not finishing that book was pure torture. Over 95% of the books that I read are audiobooks. This book was actually made of paper. If I had my choice, this would have been available on audio book, with Hugh Laurie reading it himself. Even without getting my own way, I enjoyed my time immeasurably.

I've heard rumors that Mr. Laurie has a forthcoming book. Please, oh please, let them be true!


Diane said...

the things you learn blogging. I didn't know he was an author either. I'm not a big tv fan myself...but the Olympics have had me at hello so to speak.

Darx said...

I think Andy checked his book out of the library but didn't dig it. I will have to give it a try on your recommendation. I second the longing for an as read by the author Hugh Laurie audiobook. I watch House online because I can't wait until the next set of DVDs come out.