View From a Hotel Window 8/17/15: Madison

No parking lot. I hardly know what to do with myself. Also, very modern. Feels like Piet Mondrian might have a pied a terre here.

Tonight! 7pm! Madison Central Library, and sponsored by A Room of One’s Own. Very much looking forward to tonight’s event.

Tomorrow! I leave the middle of the United States and head west to Portland! And thence to Beaverton, where I will be appearing at the Powell’s there, also at 7. Get there on time because The Doubleclicks are opening for me and will be playing a couple of songs. And they are awesome.

And that’s where things are at the moment.

19 Comments on “View From a Hotel Window 8/17/15: Madison”

  1. Gee, I was going to catch you at Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing store anyway, but now, with Portlandia’s own Doubleclicks being there, I’ll be heading north from TIgard even earlier!

  2. I wish I could be there, as that’s the closest you will be to me on this particular adventure. Also, I suspect that your proximity to me caused the local public library to (finally!!!!) inform me that “The Ghost Brigades” is ready for my e-reading pleasure; I am indeed enjoying it so far.

  3. Dear Mr. Scalzi,
    Would you please arrange it so that the Doubleclicks will join you the next time you’re on the North Coast? Beachland Ballroom was made for them!
    Thank you.
    The geeks of Cleveland.

  4. I’m sure glad I took a night class in art history, because that way I know names of boogie-woogie guys like Mondrian. (It’s always nice for a former nerd to fit in, and be able to hold a conversation) I would recommend the course to anyone. Also, I absolutely learned that modern art is not a hoax.

  5. I laughed until I cried tonight, several times, at the Madison reading. I finally picked up _Red Shirts_ while in the book signing line even though I’m in the middle of _Ghost Brigades_ and just bought _The End of All Things_. If he’s coming to a town near you, see him. He’s exactly what you expect he’d be, except much sweeter.

  6. Thanks for coming back to Madison, for signing the many books I brought along, and for letting my friend, Jim, attend the event virtually from Japan via my tablet. The Q&A was fun; my favorite question – What television show inspired REDSHIRTS?


  7. I hope that hotel feels modern it is only a few years old. A large improvement over the older Brutalism style government build that was there before.

  8. Nice! Somehow the picture looks like a photo of a miniature replica of a building or town – like something out of Beetlejuice only modern. There’s a distinct lack of real-life grime (at least that I can see).

  9. What I think is most interesting about that view is that it’s right in the heart of the downtown business district, and if you don’t know it’s there, you’ll walk right by it without noticing.

  10. Read that as peed a terre at first.

    If Piet peed off the balcony,
    what would the onlookers see?
    A curving line of brilliant yellow?
    but Piet is such a spare, square fellow!

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