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Jacob calls my "Mies Julie" review adolescent

“I read your review of Mies Julie,” said Jacob holding a spoonful of canned corn. “Your word choice surprised me.” Was that a compliment?  Jacob was eating his most eccentric breakfast: cold canned corn with a side of buttered matzah. 665 more words

Anna Karenina

Book #34: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard

I think it’s safe to say that absurdism isn’t exactly my thing. After working my way through a handful of Edward Albee’s plays, I was ready to move on to different things, but my professor wanted us to have another stop on the path through Theatre of the Absurd with… 95 more words

Books

Reviews of two 2013 Oscar winners!

Life of Pi (2012)

Directed by Ang Lee

7.5/10  PG

I hate myself for waiting so long to see director Ang Lee’s visual marvel “Life of Pi.” I convinced myself that the Yann Martel novel was not a story to adapt into film – it’s just about a boy stuck on a boat with a tiger, after all…right? 671 more words

Movie

Bookish

It seems I love men like I read,
For fun and inspiration.
Flawed protagonists, all of them
And the occasional Patrick Bateman.

A decent story’s hard to find… 104 more words

Poetry

Henry James in bed

I recently found I couldn’t stand Esther in Bleak House.

I don’t like his women very much. It’s not his strong point.

He probably wasn’t that good in bed? 135 more words

Doris Lessing

#840 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

On the 1001 Books you must read before you die list, there are many mountains to scale. Today I’ve achieved the summit of one. Anna Karenina vindicates every complaint that I have ever heard about Russian writers. 592 more words

Review

Summer Sun Breaks Through

Friday and Saturday found themselves hitting 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a major improvement from the polar vortex which we’ve become used to this winter in Maine. 224 more words