Payback is the name of the game in Gillian Flynn’s latest novel Gone Girl. Flynn, the author of two previous books – the stellar Sharp Objects and the slightly less stellar Dark Places – crafts a compelling portrait of a marriage told from the perspective of each party. Using a sinister split narrative, Gone Girl [...]
It’s hard to be a fan of David Foster Wallace. Since the publication of his universally revered literary tour de force, Infinite Jest, Wallace achieved iconic status in contemporary American letters as a brilliant but challenging writer—a perception crystallized by his untimely death in 2008. For this reason, it’s become almost a cliché to have [...]
Sure, it’s been out a long while, long enough so it’s gone into paperback several times over, a movie was made and gone to DVD and it’s probably due out on cable next week. So what? I really liked it. I hated the movie, but I really liked the book, thank you Lauren Weisberger.
4 Blondes is written by Candance Bushnell, the creator of Sex and the City, but it’s most certainly not the same. Sure, there are similarities, 4 ladies, very different personalities, but do not be fooled, it’s just not as good as the original.
Good Omens (1990) is supposedly a parody based off the movie The Omen (1976) written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which I did not know about when I read the novel and have not seen the film either. So you could say my opinion of the novel alone remains untainted.