I’ve been wondering what to do with this blog. I hardly ever post anymore and I’ve been considering whether I should just shut it down. But I’ve decided that maybe two or three people on this planet of six billion might still be interested. So I’ve decided I will at least use it to post quick reviews of books and movies, and maybe other stuff from time to time.
I’ll start with last book and the last movie.
I recently finished reading A Midnight Clear
. Thumbs up. I had seen the movie
several years ago and I thought it was terrific so I finally got around to reading the book. It really is a great story by William Wharton, about a small squad of highly intelligent GI’s in WWII who have no interest in the war other than staying alive. I won’t say much more than that because I don’t want to give away the ending, but I will say it is a great read and fairly quick as well.
Last weekend we watched Sweeney Todd
. Thumbs way down. Actually, I think I would have liked this movie if it wasn’t a musical. Tim Burton does another classic job of creating a universe of eerie beauty a la Sleepy Hallow
. But in the end, I just don’t get musicals and I never will.