Life can be a piece of crap sometimes. Thank god we have fictional universes to divert our attention. Sometimes it is the little things. Here are three of my little highlights this month. One: Dolores in Westworld saying, "I imagined a world where I didn't have to be the damsel." (There are so many reasons to love … Continue reading Fiction Fix: March
There is nothing worse than wanting to go to movies and there is nothing on you want to see. That is not the case at this time of year. I've tried to see all the best film Oscar nominations before the Oscars. Cause pretty much, they all come to Australia in the month before the event. … Continue reading The best film of 2017?
Books The pick of the month: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Winner of the Man Booker and perfect journey for me. You just have to go with it. This was the Pocketbook Club read for the month. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, iconic Australian book and movie still worth the effort. I … Continue reading What was your favourite story in January?
It was my birthday yesterday. For a few years, my birthday fell in the release week for The Hunger Games movies and that is how we celebrated. This year we went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which I did enjoy and there will be a few more November release dates to … Continue reading Dream Dinner Party
I got my Babadook book yesterday. It has been a long wait. The kickstarter campaign started in May 2014. There were people in my house who were skeptical. They thought Mister Babadook would never knock on the door. It was worth the wait. It is simply beautiful. The quality of the paper and the magnificence … Continue reading I am one in 37 million
Sometimes the movie is better than the book. I know, contentious. I am a reader and a writer I not supposed to say that. But as a consumer of stories, sometimes the movie is better than the book. First the movie warnings: 3 Movies to avoid if you read the book Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell … Continue reading The Movie was better than the Book