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Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Ellery Queen . . . and Queensryche (#AtoZChallenge)

The A to Z Challenge is a daily meme posting every day (except Sundays) in April. Check out the list of 1500+ participants below and follow along for 26 days (and 26 letters) of fun. The 2-letter code after each blog name may help narrow your choices - (BO) is Books, (WR) is Writing, (PH) is Photography . . . and, if you're concerned about those NSFW pages, (AC) is Adult Content.

For my theme, I'm going with a little author/title alliteration.

Today's challenge post is brought to you by the letter Q, as in The Adventures of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen. My first exposure to the world of Ellery Queen was through the mid 70s TV series starring Jim Hutton, which I caught about 15 years later in repeats on A&E. While some 50 years separated the books and the TV show, it was done as a mid 40s period piece, which made the transition from TV to book quite smooth for me. The character isn't written quite the way Hutton portrayed him, but the whodunit mystery element is even stronger. Simple, classic, and thoroughly enjoyable, it's a series I revisit every once in a while when I need something different to read.

The musical accompaniment for the day comes to us courtesy of Queensryche. They've never quite recaptured the progressive metal supremacy of their first two albums, but they're a smart, creative, innovative band that I never get tired to listening to - kind of a more metal version of Dream Theatre. Silent Lucidity is the track that gets the most airplay, but Empire is the one that I crank the loudest.



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2 comments:

  1. Hints of Dream Theater - I can hear it. Shame the band had to end in a legal battle.

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  2. Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

    Ohh good band!

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