Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Week in Entertainment

Short this week because of traveling:

Live: Casa Valentina, a fascinating play by Harvey Fierstein up on Broadway. They've extended their run, and I recommend it if you can get to it.

Read: Finished The Girl in the Road. Must mull it over a while to be sure of my final verdict, but I did gallop through it. It's beautifully imagined and written, and the primary narrator is about as unreliable as they come. It should be clear from the beginning that she's not telling us very much of what actually happened, and much of what she's telling us didn't actually happen ... it's a fascinating journey - or journeys, given that there are two women converging in space and time. It's not a light, easy read, but I did enjoy it. Also Mary Stewart's last novel, Rose Cottage, which is sort of Stewart lite but also explores some of her perennial themes in a new, different way. Very nice. Patricia Wrede's Mairelon the Magician pair, which is more Regency+magic and a lot of fun. Started Taylor Branch's Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963, which is very well-written and riveting, and which actually starts well before 1954.

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