The Littlest Soapbox

April 23, 2010

The Daily Fix 4/23/10

Filed under: Books,Film,Music — mikecgannon @ 11:26 AM

Carolyn See over at the Washington Post beautifully demonstrates the high art of sarcasm in her piece, which is less of a review and more of a subtle demolition, on Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude Of Prime Numbers. She closes with this:

There’s no arguing with this depressive emotional position, besides growing up. We all have to die, and that means in the end that the depressives are right. I’m just wondering about the thousands upon thousands of Europeans who (presumably) subscribe to this position, and have turned, by their adulation, this whimpering cub into a literary lion.

Fans of Young Adult Fantasy will be interested in Melissa Marr’s new book, Radiant Shadows.

Crazy Heart, the film starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Robert Duvall (who won Best Supporting Actor this year for his role as a bartender in this film), is out on DVD this week. I haven’t seen it, but the soundtrack is phenomenal. Anyone who likes old school country and bluegrass would be justified picking up a copy.

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