Monday, November 24, 2014

Slashing my way out of reading rut, Zatoichi style.

Head-deep as I am in obsessive fanfic pursuits, I did finish The Supernatural Enhancements last week, as well as the Griffin & Sabine Trilogy.

The Supernatural Enhancements
This book wasn't at all what I expected, especially with that cover, but I'm not complaining. It's still quite spooky, and although I did find myself getting lost with the bits about cryptography, there was enough creepy mystery and fun 90's references to keep me happy.

Griffin & Sabine Trilogy
Griffin&Sabine Trilogy
The first book in the series ended on a creepy note for me, but the second one, entitled Sabine's Notebook made me totally fall in love with the couple and I wanted so badly for the two to meet. The third and last one, The Golden Meansimply left me hanging, but it is open to interpretation.
I heard a few months back on Books On the Nightstand that the books are being developed into a film. I don't know how they're going to pull that off, considering that the books are simply facsimiles of correspondence between two people. Oooh, The Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock come to mind, but I really didn't enjoy that movie.

I've picked up Elizabeth Hand's Waking the Moon as my next read. I've read her other book, Mortal Love, so I'm imagining the same kind of lush, dreamy writing style that I fell in love with.
I also found two of Hand's short story collections up for download on the Kindle store. Score! Seriously, they weren't available a few months back, when I was desperate for more of Hand's works similar to Mortal Love.

I'm slowly but surely beginning to work my way through the list of Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winners. Still have a while's to go.

And now for something completely different...
My favorite Zatoichi movie is now available on Netflix!
While I respect and enjoy the original Zatoichi films (all on Hulu), Takeshi Kitano's 2003 blonde-haired incarnation of the blind swordsman is my all-time favorite. And this dance sequence! How can you not love it? Don't watch if you don't want to be spoiled BTW.

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