Literary Loitering 75 – Surfer Jesus and the Hang Ten Commandments

While French philosopher Vincent Cespedes claims that his statement that Tintin is a girl was nothing more than fake news, we also discover that Roald Dahl’s character Charlie Bucket was originally going to be black, and that Winnie the Pooh in A. A. Milne’s books was modelled on another teddy bear called Growler.

Consider us very confused.

Also, since a recent Google doodle celebrated the 308th Birthday of Dr. Samuel Johnson we have some witticisms from the great man and some odd words from his famous dictionary.

Our featured book is the movie novelisation of Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets by Christie Golden

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