Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Recommended: The Great Man & A Blow Up Doll

Plucked from my towering TBR list: The Great Man, a novel (by Kate Christensen) I just finished and thoroughly enjoyed. Little in the way of exposition, and lots of dialogue--- strong dialogue. Here's an excerpt. Btw, The Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction.

Also, my Netflix queu is one shorter. Lars and the Real Girl arrived and we watched it tonight. The "real girl" is one of those blow-up sex dolls you can order over the internet. But it's not that kind of movie--it's PG-13 (but definitely for adults). Quirky--that overused adjective is useful here. Oddly fulfilling. A sort of modern-day Harvey. Well written, well acted, well done.Written by Nancy Oliver, of Six Feet Under fame (God, I miss that show. )

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