(More) Book Reviews
Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion and Film
Chapter after chapter of tedious name-checking does nothing to explain what. happened? to generations Y and beyond: Why so lazy, occasionally? Too often frightened, entitled and basking in “whimsy” and yesterdays?
Why the emotional need for escape, and “throwback”?
No answers here.
The Paris Architect
At first, the quaint, time-capsule setting and ‘life during wartime’ talk of rations, betrayal, cowardice, Third Reich/Vichy, Resistance and Occupation commanded attention…
The more I sped through the 364-page book, though, the more ‘off’ and out of place some of these depictions, and especially, the book’s unfortunate dialogue, began to feel.
For every ‘Too much (or What the hell??) is going on here’, there was a balancing insight or satirical ‘Touché’ which kept me plugging along to the end of the ride; in fact, made me return to Absurdistan, after giving up the journey twice.
In the end, I’m glad I saw it through.
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
… a powerful book about tragedy, fortitude, luck and destiny… and in the end, freedom.
To choose what’s inevitable.
Good Reads (and Meh)!
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