Friday, October 28, 2016
A police procedural that moves into a family history, and the drama of a mystery in the past that slowly unravels and explains alot of the present.
Masterful. Almost more literary fiction than detective genre. Would like to see her write outside detective structure -- and maybe she already has?
Friday, October 07, 2016
I liked his splendid summary about legendary rock stars and their early deaths - "Aging is scary but fascinating." His summary? "The exit in a blaze of glory is bullshit."(p. 214) His analysis about learning the limitations of his own singing voice and transcending them was also great (p. 494)
His wise decision to seek analysis to help him through depression does not make the most interesting reading: there is a lot of inner-child speak and other junk.
Later in the book, he assumes his more bloviated gospel-preacher voice, and tends to philosophize generally and use some of his more obvious song metaphors, rather than provide details. Still, for a notoriously private individual who perversely gives so much of himself publically in performance, the book showed me important stuff in his life.
the "Chapter and verse" spotify playlist is great - not as much for the Springsteen songs themselves (who hasn't heard them? and a million times?) as for the 100 or so songs by other artists that were crucial to him.
Buy the books on Amazon, and watch videos of some readings. Please.
My son and I saw THE HIDDEN FORTRESS at AFI Silver yesterday afternoon, what a masterpiece! The 21-year old Misa Uehara as the Princess was ...
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LIE: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy By Leslie BrodyInteresting if thin biography of Fitzhugh. There was an earlier one from 1991 by Virginia Wolf that is apparently more scholarly. This one...
Really like this unusual book. I don't know if it's "the most important book of the last ten years," as Edmund White blu...