When you hear the words ‘forever’ and ‘marriage’, you might start to panic. Many people tend to, and with good reason. It usually isn’t the idea of getting married that actually gets to people, but rather the idea of planning the event. This can be a serious issue, especially for those without large families. What you need of course is a bit of help taking care of the details whether they are large or small.
I cant help but think it has some subtext too, just going off of French stereotypes as a people obsessed with wine. I dont know how regularly Rollin drank, but a strong case could be made that The Grapes of Death has a message about how drinking to excess transforms us into monsters. In a country where table wine is as ubiquitous as water, The Grapes of Death may have had more meaning and weight than its lurid monster movie approach would suggest. As an American, I can only guess at it, without providing any deeper thoughts than, Huh. Thats interesting.
The biggest weakness of the film is that it climaxes too early, when Elisabeth comes across a blind woman who is desperately searching for her husband amidst all the chaos. Actual tension is created, and Rollin pays it off with a horrific (though not 100% realistic) moment of gore thats not typical of his work.
Dennis and I review the latest episode of Game of Thrones, entitled And Now his Watch is Ended. The final minutes of this episode are some of the very best the series has to offer. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. W
My experience with reading George Saunders is that he keeps you on edge, because you never know when his stories are going to take some sort of twist that shocks you out of your seat.
My experience listening to him on Friday at the Dallas Museum of Art, where he was appearing as part of Arts Letters Live, was similar.
At least half of it was. Saunders gave a talk that was probably the kind you would expect to see from a short story writer appearing at an indie bookstore, not from the man who just graduated from cult fave to one of Americas best-known writers with that New York Times Sunday Magazine story, speaking before a large, sold-out auditorium. The Texas native acknowledged his family in attendance his parents were in the crowd, and he lovingly thanked them for their support, even and then he proceeded to read from Tenth of December.
John Rectors Kindle Single Lost Things is a story about what happens after a pair of friends are attacked one night on a deserted street. Its an exciting and fast read, though the ending seemed to me too abrupt. But the Single did its job. It introduced me to an author Id never heard of before, and Ive now downloaded a sample of Rectors novelAlready Gone to my Kindle.
Pretty much every man, woman, and child in beautiful Pagford and its ugly, socioeconomically depressed appendage known as “The Fields” lives a miserable existence. Children hate parents, spouses hate spousees, everyone is mean or depressed or abusive or abused. J.K. Rowlings first post-Potter book The Casual Vacancy shows us that muggles can be every bit as unpleasant as Death Eaters. Read more…