Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sentences I Underlined When First Read Bukowski's Short Story, 'The Most Beautiful Girl In Town'

"She had a temper that came close to insanity; she had a temper that some called insanity." p.1

" Once you accept a drink, you create your own trouble." p.4

"I'm interested in you and your body. I doubt, though, that most men can see beyond your body"
P.4

"I don't think I'd want to make that close a contact with so many strangers. It's wearing." p.5

"...would laugh that laugh-only the way she could. It was like joy out of fire." p.5

"...stop destroying yourself; you're the most alive woman I've ever met."p.6

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Devilishly Boring

Update on the previous post reading The Devil Wears Prada:

It occurred to me last night that it is a 'fluff book'. Something you read and say, yeah. So what? It has not changed my life profoundly. It does not have striking language (a defining factor for me). It does have a great biggest-bitch-boss-from-hell character, but even that gets boring. I'm getting bored with the book. Just my opinion...

So, you're an assistant to one of the biggest fashion bitches in history. You stay with the job, makes you miserable. Occasional mishaps with friend and kinda-but-not boyfriend. Boring.

I continue reading, however....page 203

Edited to add:

This is alot like Bridget Jones's Diary and the issue I had with that book. I considered it such a fluff book that I couldn't even finish it. And the complement movie-well, that went into the category of 'background movie'.



Thursday, February 01, 2007

Devilish

I have started on The Devil Wears Prada (2003), the book. I wanted to actually read the book before I saw the movie. And, yes, I am just now getting around to the book. Brand-new books are expensive these days...at almost $26-30 for a single hardback, or more in some cases...the book has to be absolutely Fan-tas-tic for me to buy it brand-new. Otherwise, it can wait till it gets to the library or is at the re-sale bookshop. Anyway, I'm only 40 pages into it. Not quite sure what to think of it. I don't have any immediate reaction, like 'it sucks!' or 'it's great!' Although, some of the language is trendy and already dated by now, so in reading it today, in 2007, it seems a bit trite. But, a psycho, ruthless boss from hell, somewhat vapid fashion bitches? Sounds like fun.

More later when I finish...