Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saw the film adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are this past weekend and I highly recommend it. The story of a boy struggling with his inner demons which then manifest themselves into real "Wild Things" which he tries to control is fantastic. Certainly this is a film that goes deeper than the surface. It masquerades as a children s story but it is most certainly one that is meant for adults. The storyline is simple but the themes run deep. There was a wonderful OP-Ed piece in the NY Times about the film- here is a link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/opinion/20brooks.html
Dave Eggers wrote the screenplay as well as a novel based on the picture book. I bought a collectors item copy which has a furry cover. May be a fun project to create alternative book covers. I would be interested to hear your comments about the movie.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Come to the IMC to
'check out' ( wink wink library humor) the AWESOME display of books reflecting our favorite holiday- HALLOWEEN. The display was curated by Natasha G. and Princy P. and includes original poetry and prose as well as some of the scariest books available in the IMC. One word of advice- don't read them when you are home alone!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Just finished reading I Amanda by Melissa Kantor ( see prior post for Girlfriend Material). I must say, I blazed through this terrific page turner. Amanda is a Pippi Longstocking type of character who has managed to captivate three very different teens in a suburban High School. When Amanda goes missing, a variety of clues start appearing to each of the teens, which bring them together in their search to find Amanda. There is a website attached to this book and there is a sequel planned. Once again, Ms. Kantor has created very believable characters and a plot that keeps you guessing. I highly recommend this title for a quick and intriguing read.