When you’re a fan of the Bard and a fan of the Wars, there’s nothing to do but to read this book. Peppered with insightful asides, well-crafted Shakespearean insults, and elaborate illustrations (see below), this book/play/novelization, written in perfect iambic pentameter (the English major in me is whooping appreciatively), actually gave me a better understanding of the movie. Not to mention a few good laughs. This one gets a huge recommendation from me. READ IT. Readitreaditreadit.
No. 23 on my challenge. Though I don’t remember this particular scene from the movie. Mayhap it occurred behind closed doors.
Illustrations masterfully done by Nicolas Delort.
I read this:
“Fifty Shades author EL James announced Monday that she will release a new version of Fifty Shades of Grey, written from Christian’s point of view. The book, titled Grey, will be published on June 18, Christian’s birthday.” —The Hollywood Reporter
And now I’m all like:
The first review of Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy has just been posted by Kirkus Reviews! Obviously, they loved it. I knew it’d be amazing. I’ll be waiting in line at the store for this book.
“Rather than hiding the facts, she openly divulges, in a darkly humorous way, how she copes…”
“Along with discussions about taxidermic giraffes and raccoons, whether cats yawn, and mobs of swans attacking her…”
“Passing out during a gynaecological exam because she’s afraid of medical coats…”
“The details are sometimes graphic…but always honest and usually funny.”
“Her goal is not to offend, although…”
“Her amusing essays open up a not-so-funny topic: mental illness in its many guises.”
“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” —Dumbledore
My favourite quote from my favourite character from my favourite Harry Potter book (which happens to have my favourite cover illustration). Dumbledore, I’ll miss you.
No. 20 on my book challenge. Almost there.