August 22nd, 2009


A cacocaphy of reviews

I've read something like two novels this year. My heart just isn't in it. When it comes to the first chapters of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Roman Dusk, my heart may have a point.

I did get through Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro, though. I don't know -- lots of clever and painful stuff, but the ending lost it for me, a bit.

We just watched season 1 of The Wire, and as reported it is very good. Occasionally a tad contrived, but I only really say that because it struck me as not quite the 'Best TV show ever' (it is still early days).

True Blood is a bit more problematic. I guess my problem is everyone is sort of passive, and it can get a bit tedious, which is sad because they do a lot of really good things, specifically with the vampire stuff.

In contrast, the first episode of Being Human is a bit dodgy on vampire politics, but is otherwise great. Definitely seeing where that is going. This is the new one about the vampire, werewolf and ghost who move in together.

Also, the new World of Warcraft stuff looks very funky.