Friday, February 06, 2015
Lurid and gratuitous
Good Lord yes. And young men left their curtains open when they were in bed with the light on, since they weren't up to anything they shouldn't have been and nobody was looking besides.
Anyway the slogan (for which Norman Rockwell was not responsible) comes from the website of
Kenneth T Zemsky. Mr Zemsky has a novel out, which we assume is as wholesome as the ones Mom used to bake.
I have often bemoaned the failure to sustain chess’s grip on the public fancy that existed during the Fischer-Spassky frenzy. So a few years ago in my modest way I decided to do something about it: I began to write Knight to King 4: The Fischer-Kasparov Match (K2K4). The book will be now released in a few weeks and I am asking you to consider helping get the word out.
Just like a John Grisham novel does not delve into the minutiae of legal principles, K2K4 is not a chess text. It is simply a human interest story about two chess geniuses whose lives overlapped but who never competed against each other. K2K4 presents a scenario where the two did play, while trying to re-create the excitement of Fischer-Spassky.
Buy Now, as the website tells us. Buy now, before the tide of formulaic filth sweeps us away completely.