My main issue is that Capote did such a masterful job developing the depth of the characters (both murderers and victims) in the book. Even with the ample movie length, it just felt rushed on screen.
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
I was helping Lizzy with her summer reading paper over the weekend. She read "Grapes of Wrath" and "The Road" which sets up some interesting parallels. I'd read both in the past couple years.
Also read "The Shack" after having it recommended by church friends. I thought it was thought-provoking and a worthy read. Not the greatest piece of literature ever nor life changing (for me at least), but a good spiritual read.
A good dog book, "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. A dog/car racing book with a dog named Enzo.
Junk book time.... the new Dale Brown book "Rogue Forces" is pretty good. A step above formulaic, its like he actually thought a little bit when writing it.
and the fans
The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun
Same Kind Of Different As Me
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
And The Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) by Paul Blustein
Reds Fan Since 1971
What in the world is that book?? I see it every single time I go to Amazon.com.
Started and finished "I Call the Shots" yesterday. 260 pages of Johnny Miller blabbing about non-sense, pretty much.
In the process of reading "Titan" (Ron Chernow). John Rockefeller is one bad mf'er. That book is seriously long, so I had to take a break about halfway thru.
And now I've started "A Civil War" (Feinstein).
Continuing with my recent John Irving kick, I'm about halfway through World According to Garp.
"I can make all the stadiums rock."
Finishing up "Campaigning For Grant" by Horace Porter and "Dixieland Delight: A Football Season on the Road in the Southeastern Conference" by Clay Travis. Just started, "Fast Copy: A Novel" by Dan Jenkins.
The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
Anyone buy The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown? I ordered it but have yet to start reading it.
"The Hall of Fame is there to keep alive the memory of people. You don't need to do that with people like Buck [O'Niel] and Joe [Nuxhall]. Nobody's forgetting those guys."
- Joe Posnanski
I am reading "From Rock to Jock". It's the autobiography of Johnny Holliday who is now the Maryland football and basketball PBP announcer. He started out pretty much on the ground floor of Rock Music in the 50's. He was a highly acclaimed DJ in Cleveland,NYC and San Francisco in the 50's and 60's. He interviewed almost all the top acts of that time including the Beattles. He moved to the DC area in the late 60's and has been here since. He's been the PBP voice of the Maryland Terrapins for over 30 years and also does the pre and post game shows with Ray Knight for the Washington Nationals.
I just received my copy of "The Machine" from Amazon yesterday. I can't wait to start that one!
Reds Fan Since 1971