Warning: This post has very little to do with books.
I see that People magazine has named Matt Damon "Sexiest Man Alive." Now, I like Matt Damon. I like his movies for the most part, and the fact that he won an Oscar for his first screenplay is impressive.* And he's a nice-looking guy, no doubt about it.
To be fair, People did include a photo of Clive Owen in the Other Guys Who Look Nothing Like the Ones You Know category, one so smoking hot it scorched my hands in the Publix checkout line. It was so good I never got to see who else was included except for Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, nominations I fully support.
Owen's best film: the brilliant apocalyptic nightmare Children of Men, based - and when I say based, I mean loosely based, so loosely it's another thing entirely - on P.D. James' novel about a future world where mankind is threatened by a fertility crisis.**
* vaguely book and/or writing related comment
** another one