Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sredni Vashtar.

Check this out on You Tube. An absolute gem. A young Tom Baker at the height of his powers delivers a Saki story in his most haunting tones. If you have ever felt I Could Listen To That Man's Voice All Night well here then is your chance to do just just that. Not all night, I exaggerate, but for just under twenty minutes feel yourself transported into a world whose architecture and foundations  are constructed of words beautifully and almost poetically contrived. In Tom Baker Saki finds an absolute translator of the truth of his fiction.
               Uncork a bottle of red,draw the curtains,stoke the fire and make sure the doors are locked.