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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Got Nothin'

There are a couple of books that I have read in the past that I wanted to remember.

The first is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is now a major motion picture that is getting a lot of buzz and will open the BFI London Film Festival.

I didn't much care for the book. I remember that much. Well, and I remember what it was about , which basically was: the raising of children-to-adulthood mainly for the purpose of organ donation.

But I wanted to find out what about the book I didn't like and as I re-read my book review, I thought: WTF? I wrote _nothing_. Not one single thing about my "book review" is a review. I write "I am purposely being vague because I really don't want to ruin it for anyone..." Well, that was dumb. I was insanely vague and now, have no means to figure out why the movie bombed for me. Well, fortunately, I have enough memory to remember the overall gist of it and why it didn't work for me. But details after the moment I read it would have been nice.

Then I read a synopsis of Laura Lippman's new book I'd Know You Anywhere. This sounds chilling, where a woman is re-connected with the death row inmate who brutally assaulted and kidnapped her when she was a young child. I knew I had read one of her books before and it was in the same genre: something bad happening in childhood.

So I found that book review, What the Dead Know. This review is even worse than the Never Let Me Go! I write that I like 90% of it and the end threw me off but there was a twist and the mystery was revealed. WHAT MYSTERY? WHAT TWIST? I CAN'T REMEMBER AND NOW I WANT TO KNOW!!

I knew I was a bad book reviewer. I knew I was changing my format shortly after these shitty reviews and providing more information. I definitely will keep this in mind for the future. Spoilers abound. I need more information.

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