Thursday, October 04, 2007

Love! Love will keep us together!

I just finished Ian McEwan's Enduring Love. ((don't gush. don't gush. don't gush)) I'm working my way back through Ian McEwan's stuff, all thanks to Max who turned me on to Atonement (which is on my all-time favorite list). Golly, this is a ripper of a tale, at times incredibly suspenseful, but told in McEwan's trademark style, spare and simple, not a word wasted. I'd recommend it to anyone.

I just noticed that a movie was made and it's out on DVD. I'm guessing there was no US release, or I surely would have heard of it, if only because Daniel Craig is cast in the lead.He's a major dangling carrot for me, but the reviews are mixed and I'm mostly loathe to sully a great book experience. For every LOTR, there are a dozen Stardusts. Hmmmm.....

Now it's on to Hero by Perry Moore. Freakgirl pointed me to a review of it. Hero is categorized as Young Adult Fiction, and I'm not usually so keen on that, but I'm giving it a shot. I mean, a gay superhero coming of age story? How bad can it be? I'll let you know.

5 comments:

freakgirl said...

I got "Hero" for my birthday. It's in the pile; can't wait!

Michael said...

It's making an auspicious start!

I'm winnowing my books down in preparation for the move and my UNREAD stack is just embarrassing. Must. Stop. Buying.

The Other Andrew said...

I'm sorry, all thoughts and about 90% of the oxygen (and blood flow) to my brain all drained away at first glance of that pic.

Look. At. That. Torso. And the glasses! And the wine! (Just a splash then, don't mind if I do.)

Oh my goodness. ((don't gush. don't gush. don't gush.))

Michael said...

He's just the fucking finest piece. Ebert and Roeper gave it two thumbs up, so I think I will, too.

Jo said...

I haven't read the book, I saw screen version of Enduring Love first - so can't comment if it is a good adaptation. However the film is well worth watching (even taking out the Daniel Craig swoon factor!) it was a lovely, sad film but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Must get the book now!