True Love True love. Is it normal, is it serious, is it practical? What does the world get from two people who exist in a world of their own? Placed on the same pedestal for no good reason, drawn randomly from millions but convinced it had to happen this way—in reward for what? For nothing. […]
I have a post on Rutabagas and Unicorns: The Windflower by Laura London over at Heroes and Heartbreakers, talking about how the novel humorously depicts the heroine’s sexual awakening. I might post a bit more about the novel, which is a Romance Classic, later on in this blog.
A friend of mine who works for a British company had to spend a few months in England at one time. Lucky woman, she was able to see David Tennant as Hamlet, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, live and in person. I had to wait for the DVD of the movie made about six months […]
The Fallen Subaltern The starshells float above, the bayonets glisten; We bear our fallen friend without a sound; Below the waiting legions lie and listen To us, who march upon their burial-ground. Wound in the flag of England, here we lay him; The guns will flash and thunder o’er the grave; What other winding sheet […]
Why, yes, I did see this movie. The night after it opened, why do you ask? *blink, blink* Dudes, I actually bought some issues of the original Ghost Rider comic back in the day. I didn’t see the first movie adaptation, though…didn’t even realize there had been one. My attention was drawn to this one […]
I have a new post at Heroes and Heartbreakers: The Mortal Anguish in Mary Jo Putney’s One Perfect Rose.
I haven’t done this in a while, but I have had quite a few recent DNF books. (Did Not Finish.) No, I will not reveal titles or authors even if you ask me. Yes, I am attempting to avoid mentioning any details which would aid in identifying these works of fiction. 1. My, this writing […]
Watching Helen Mirren in “The Tempest” got me in the mood for more Shakespeare. I’ve loved Kenneth Branagh’s movie adaptations since his “Henry V,” which I saw in the theater four or five times, and I have been collecting his various Shakespeare movies on DVD. I hadn’t yet seen his 2006 version of “As You […]
A Cross in Flanders In the face of death, they say, he joked–he had no fear; His comrades, when they laid him in a Flanders grave, Wrote on a rough-hewn cross–a Calvary stood near– “Without a fear he gave “His life, cheering his men, with laughter on his lips.” So wrote they, mourning him. Yet […]
I felt this one was awesome enough for its own post. Also, a collation of my recent book previews: Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand. Noir thriller with Norwegian Black Metal. This book rocks. Charlie Cochrane’s Dreams of a Hero. A fairly short story about a gay couple living in their happily-ever-after. Cath Crowley’s Graffiti Moon, […]