Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Heather sent me this link about police who may have had too rigid a concept of "order." It made me want to read "Shooting the Elephant" again, which reminded me that I've been wanting to reread Kim, and since it was on the same shelf I just had to take The Jungle Book, which I've never read.

At some point it occurred to me that "Shooting the Elephant" was written by Orwell, not Kipling. I don't know why I always forget that.

[And, later yet, I realize the correct title is "Shooting an Elephant." Sigh.]

1 comment:

Heather said...

I've never even heard of "Shooting the Elephant," but I'm amused by the Kipling reference. I'm surprised you didn't think it was written by Teddy Roosevelt.

(I read a LOT of Kipling when I was a kid, btw, and I loved Kim. And also the Jungle Books -- there were two, you know. I've never been able to control my violent disgust for the Disney version.)