Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Books & Movies - Briefly

This is Not Civlization by Robert Rosenberg - This is some of the worst prose I have ever read. And I read My Antonia. So that's really saying something. I only finished this because it gave such interesting glimpses of life on the Rez & in Kyrgyzstan and Turkey.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - Haunting. Shocking. Very good. Really enjoyed it. Read it now if you haven't already. Aside, this will deliver you ammunition against your elders who claim the good ol' days were so pure and virginal.
English as a Second Language by Megan Crane - Thinly fictionalized account of Crane's grad school experience in England. She obviously spent most of the time drunk out of her head, or painfully hungover, but it all seems such fun.
The Island - Much fun had by all. Parts are ridiculously implausible, but ya just don't care.
Batman Begins - Ditto the above. PS Katie Holmes's acting SUCKS

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