Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Don't read the Oprah book!

I can't recommend it. I wish I had never read it. I can't say more than that without giving stuff away. Let's just say I've never liked things that are tragic just to make you sad. For no other reason than to jerk your tears. It bothers me and leaves me feeling manipulated. Also, the fact of who was cast as Ophelia in this re-telling of Hamlet was problematic for me.

A Thousand Splendid Suns: Devastating but beautiful and the tragedy occurs to illuminate truth.

Sawtelle: Just wants to make you cry.

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