CARLOS ALEMAN: Very funny! Happy that you liked my selection for the intermission music in the book. I might go to Brazil one day. I have an uncle that lives there. I've also had an interest in the Amazon rain forest for a long time.
Q: Let's sit at The Imaginary Cafe. What three artists would you like to chat with over wine and cheese? Could be writers/ painters/ sculptors/ dancers/ singers or other creative type.
CARLOS: Since it's completely in the realm of the imagination, I would take the opportunity to chat with mostly deceased people like —oh, so many— let's blurt out a few and then narrow it down. Um, let's see...Stanley Kubrick, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, da Vinci, Michelangelo, John Lennon, Pablo Neruda, William Shakespeare, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso... Wait! I thought of some living people. Let's choose these three for the Imaginary Cafe: Takashi Murakami, Haruki Murakami, Junot Diaz.
Q: 2017 is here. Our imaginations are free and eager to take flight. Any New Year's Resolutions you'd care to share?
HAPPY READING AND HAPPY NEW YEAR