Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Just finished watching The Road. Movie of the book of the same name by Cormac McCarthy. Post apocalypse. Dreadfully depressing. But I knew that going in, because I already read the damn book. So why did I watch the damn movie? Spoiler alert: don't read the next sentence if you plan on seeing the movie and haven't already. Even if they tweaked it with just the teensiest bit of optimism in the movie version, totally fucking absent from the book, by having the kid find a living beetle just before his dad croaks.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
This special treat will be up for 48 hours only (that TV show: yes, inspired by an old feat of derring-do of mine), so it comes down at 10:31 a.m. PDT Sunday, June 13. Enjoy while you can!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
So, can men write good chick lit? I ask this because I just finished Beginner's Greek by James Collins, a sort of modern-day Jane Austen-type of novel wherein various people find their way to True Love. There was a lot of verbiage about what people were feeling, why they were feeling that way, what they might or might not do about their feelings. The kind of stuff that usually doesn't appeal to, uhm, men. I found it hard to finish and basically skimmed the last 100 pages just to get to the end. So, the question stands: any male authors you know who write great chick lit? Now that I think of it, any women who write great thrillers (as opposed to mysteries)? And should we care?