I’ll be making the rounds again this winter and spring with my second novel Love Love in tow. On deck is my hometown reading at the Warren County Community College! Fitting that the reading will happen on Valentine’s Day week.
And when spring comes around, I’ll visit these two fine institutions.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Wells College Visiting Writers Series
All of these events are, thankfully, within driving distance. No need to break out the Google Maps itinerary doohickie this time.
The Golden Globes are tonight, and to celebrate, here are four more haiku and reviews.
Strange, funny, and sad
Through puppets, many Noonans
It’s a Kaufman film.
The dream sequence is the highlight of this one. Synecdoche, New York, was better.
A curious film
that tries hard to make sense of
Can’t really say I enjoyed this one. Bale does what Hugh Laurie did for years on House; Carell is his usual schlub, except angrier.
a frozen body
kept alive through memory
a rebound marriage
This movie is a gem. The scene in the attic and the final scene are unforgettable.
Therese and Carol
Loving through glances, windows
Heatrbreaks and triumphs.
Best film of the year. Brooklyn is a close second, but this one has the benefit of two extraordinary performances. The final scene here is one of the most moving I’ve ever experienced in cinema.
What a fine year in movies. My favorite 4:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Many others I enjoyed:
I’ll See You in My Dreams
Clouds of Sils Maria
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Love and Mercy
Far from the Maddening Crowd
Fast and Furious 7
I missed these two nice mentions before 2015 came to an end:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s BookDragon named Love Love as one of its top 25 of 2015. Here’s what it had to say about it:
Love Love by Sung J. Woo proves that jaw-dropping dysfunction can make for some spectacular Schadenfreude.
Over at The New York Times, they picked a handful of best graphics for their The Year in Illustration list and guess what was there…
Thank you, 2015. You were the gift that kept giving until the very last day.