Each quarter I do a quick roundup of the book and film reviews that I do on Goodreads and Letterboxd. These reviews are too short and too off-the-cuff to be included with the more in depth reviews I do on this site. Below are the highlights of the quarter.
★★★☆☆ Fight Club
Not a lot of reviews this time round. I would like to plug two books that I thought were really great:
1) The Wicked + The Divine graphic novel. I blasted through the first two volumes. It is deep and beautiful.
2) Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep. I picked this up because Michael Chabon referenced Chandler’s work in his excellent book The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, and wow was it great! I mean, besides all the sexism and stuff. Chandler’s similes are as hilarious as they are peculiarly specific, like seeing your father-in-law get roasted at a celebrity dinner by Dave Chappelle… I dunno, Chandler does it better. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
★★★★☆ The Hateful Eight
★½☆☆☆ Suicide Squad