Just finished 1Q84. Anyone else find book 3 a bit of a let down?
I wasnt expecting all the ends tied up but it all felt a bit half-arsed really.
Yes. Not sure if he was having a writer's block towards the end or something.
I'm a few chapters into Miranda July's The First Bad Man and am finding myself (a full grown albeit skinny 24yo man) smiling away like a teenage girl at her flair of writing. It's very embarrassing, I know but her sly wit is making it a really enjoyable read thus far. I wasn't really that acquainted to her works before but I'm more drawn towards her after reading more about her and going through her interviews. I didn't know she did spoken word and sketches back at Gilman and even did a feminist tape circle and a whole lot of other projects.
birdman just clinched best picture despite having alot of naysayers on their back. i personally enjoyed it thoroughly, great cinematography ace soundtrack and all that jazz ba dum tsk. especially loved edward norton in it that man never fails to deliver an exceptional performance.
got tired of parks & rec when every episode started being about some happy couple and their kids or need for kids. no need for it. didn't even make it to the end of the last season.
oh dear. i am only at season two right now and am enjoying where it has progressed to as opposed to the first season which i found started off very dry and uninteresting. i feel like I should carry on to find out for myself but tell me if you think otherwise.
Started late on both Utopia and House of Cards...both are two of the best shows I've ever seen.
The new Hell on Wheels is awesome. Pretty impressive that they never seem to repeat a story arc. I unrelentingly apathetic it is to the bleakness it portrays.
The first couple of The Good Wife episodes have been good too. Way to start with a bang.
Netflix users...what shows would you recommend on there?
try bojack the horseman (anti-hero, washed up deadpan and cynical), if you're okay with adult animation. aaron paul voices over one of the characters, albeit similar to his sidekick role in Breaking Bad and Will Arnett does bojack (apt?).
also, new season of Parks and Recreation I believe?
anyone else notice an influx of animated series being put up on netflix? what gives?
I've only recently been into Suehiro Maruo's work and I must say it is recommendable. Have only read The Laughing Vampire (on manga reader) and enjoyed it thoroughly enough to go deeper. Although I must admit that at times, I feel slightly uncomfortable with the hedonistic nature of his novels.
Just placed an order for his The Strange Tale of Panorama Island, caved to the sweet book cover hah.
Would appreciate if anyone can recommend something along his line too. (Hideo Yamamoto, that Uzumaki writer etc..)
this year has been the year of not listening to anything except the sound of me sleeping out on everything.
only heard these few records so far:
swans - to be kind (very much enjoyed this, listened in one sitting) real estate - atlas (i'd rather stick to the first one) lone - reality testing (daily commute muzak) (got me watching PatLabor 2) fear of men - loom (also fav cover art so far)
i was just done with season one of arrested development today. started out quite dry and too dark(?) in the first few episodes. but I think I got more familiarized with the characters along the way and it got more enjoyable.