So I have just finished reading Rats by Robert Sullivan. It is basically about rats (wow) and the author's experiences with them in New York City. He talks at length about NYC as well and the history of this city. I have never heard so much passion spouted about a city as the passion that New Yorkers have for theirs. Every night on Letterman they welcome us to the greatest city in the world, John McEnroe raves about it every year as he commentates on the US Open tennis and there seems to be never ending propaganda raving about this place.
I must admit that when I think of a city, New York would be the ideal. Enormous buildings, throngs of people as far as the eye can see and everything you would ever need. It can't be a bad place as Seinfeld lives there as do our Friends and many other TV characters. Better than that though are the superheroes who live there. Spiderman and Batman live there, as does Hellboy, the X-men, the Fantastic Four, and even the Ghostbusters. Where else could these guys live? They need that atmosphere that only New York can offer. This is especially the case for Spiderman. I often imagine how miserable Spiderman would be if he lived in Auckland. He would basically just be spinning his web around one building over and over again. The bad guys would simply drive into the suburbs rendering this poor superhero helpless. This would probably happen in bigger cities than my own as I have never been to a city that could compare with my image of NYC.
So what am I trying to say here? I have no idea. Basically I am facinated by the thought of New York. It amazes how people rave about it and I envy it for all its' superheroes!
Oh yeah, the books a good read, although there is not nearly enough info on rats for my liking!
San Nakji for President!