I saw Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby last weekend and… not my favorite movie. Partly I think the problem is that I love the book so extremely much. I’ve posted previously about how much the book moved me when I re-read it as an adult, and I don’t know if it’s quite possible for a movie to […]
F. Scott Fitzgerald
One thing about my Fifty Shades of Grey post that inspired some mild controversy was my insistence that it’s not that badly written. What’s interesting about talking about “good” writing and “bad” writing is that when people use those terms, different people often mean different things. When I talk about “good” writing and “bad” writing, […]
“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” – Peter Paul Rubens Simple question, not so simple answer. Which book do you most wish you had written? Are you going with the mega fortune? Literary greatness? Maybe a little of both? I’m going with The Great Gatsby. What about you?
This week! The books! Another relatively quiet week in books this week, so just a few quality links for you. Also, on Monday and Tuesday I shall be away from the blog and will be posting blog posts of yore, which will possibly incorporate my new kick of including art from yore. First up, the […]
Very very very sad news this week as, after several years of speculation, Borders has finally succumbed and filed for bankruptcy. It was Chapter 11 bankruptcy (re-org) and not Chapter 7 (Eric from Pimp My Novel had a roundup of the potential difference there), but even still 200 stores will close, and my heart goes […]
I’ve known some people who always seem to be content with life, who tend to think things are perfectly fine as they are. I don’t know any writers this way. Not that writers have it so bad. Sure, there are stereotypes of the depressive and possibly alcoholic writer, the Edgar Alan Poes, the Charles Bukowskis, […]