Six word review: This is a great damn story. More than six words: Steve Grogan does an unbelievable job at making us curious as to what is going to happen in this short story. The premise is quite simple: Our main character, Andy, gets sent to Switzerland, and he uses Skype to stay in touch … Continue reading [Review] A Tale of Skype and Surrogates
From Amazon.com: It is estimated that some three million people died in the Soviet forced-labour camps of Kolyma, in the northeastern area of Siberia. Shalamov himself spent seventeen years there, and in these stories he vividly captures the lives of ordinary people caught up in terrible circumstances, whose hopes and plans extended to further than … Continue reading Book Review: Kolyma Tales by Varlam Shalamov
Finding Forrester (2000) In a way, I just couldn’t start with any other movie, simply because Finding Forrester was so cute and sweet and sincere that I almost cried at the end. Starring Sean Connery and his manly voice in the role of William Forrester, a very successful and yet reclusive writer, this movie actually … Continue reading The Best Movies about Writers
A journey through modernism led by the extraordinary Eames duo. Why should one spend money on a book when everything inside it is available on the internet for free? Let me tell you why. This book unveils the story of the couple’s lifetime work, from the early days until the very end in a beautifully … Continue reading [Book Review] EAMES
If you’ve always wanted to share your thoughts and ideas and stories with the world, then surely you’ve asked yourself this simple questions: How do I become a better writer? Well, even though it takes years and years of practice, following these five simple steps will drastically improve your writing.
Without a doubt Chuck Palahniuk is the literary equivalent of a method actor. He meticulously researches his books. But this novel is different. This one’s about the artistic process, one I think this author is both familiar with and also terribly good at explaining it. Diary is the story of Misty Wilmot, a waitress. Yeah, … Continue reading Book Review: Diary by Chuck Palahniuk