Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Week(s) in Entertainment

didn't really keep track on the road trip... mostly because I didn't even do much reading, so here's three weeks

Film: Safety Not Guaranteed, a thorough-going delight.

TV:First - Leverage starts tonight, but I'll have to catch it tomorrow (grrr work, yay DVR!) Futurama. ("Kif! Return fire and the cake!" "Our weapons are disabled, and you can't return an ice cream cake! We're doomed!") A lovely Robbie Lewis mystery (which I'd seen on DVD but thoroughly enjoyed watching again).

Read: Two brilliant books - Tell the Wolves I'm Home, a tremendously moving coming-of-age story about a girl in 1987 who suffers the loss of her beloved uncle to AIDS, and then meets her uncle's beloved; and Alif the Unseen, an indescribable book about a youngish Muslim hacker in an unnamed Gulf State and his encounters with state security ... and djinni. Also a tremendously good book called Suzy's Case about a malpractice lawyer whose client list is mostly criminal, but not entirely. Throne of the Crescent Moon, a rousing good fantasy novel about a ghul hunter in a Muslim-based world very unlike our own.

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At 10:46 AM, July 16, 2012 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

TV: Hey, a Robbie rerun is better than most of what's on first-run, right? Did you realize that in "Generation of Vipers," guest actor Freddie Fox is Laurence's real-life nephew? Freddie's the son of actors Edward Fox and Joanna David.

Reading: Hope you'll get to our virtual amigo's novel "Land of Milk and Money" soon. It's brilliant, and has some hilarious sections.

 
At 11:16 AM, July 16, 2012 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I did not know that (re Freddie Fox). All four of this season's Leis are good, I think.

Re Milk & Money: I've been hoping for a Kindle edition but have ordered the paperback. I'll read it next month, I expect, since it won't get here before I leave again.

 

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