And what did you read over Christmas?
The Phantom of the Opera
I read this and found it a right bore. In large part because i wasn’t into the various romances. I haven’t in fact seen any of the dramatic productions of the story, though i can see how one could read this story and feel compelled to create a dramatic romantic production of it.Flowers in the Attic
(V. C. Andrews)
I finally got around to reading this book. It’s not bad though hardly the best thing i’ve ever read. Having read the plot summaries
of the full original series and looked at the family tree
for the whole thing, it seems very soap-opera-ish, and i’m disinclined to read further in the series.Father of Frankenstein
I read this so i would be allowed to watch the movie Gods and Monsters
. Reading the book i found myself constantly reminded of Ed Wood
. Now that i’ve read the book, of course, i have no desire to see the movie. I also think some of the casting choices a bit off, but whatever. Anyway, the book is not bad.
I also watched Jeffrey
, which i quite enjoyed. I’d been meaning to see it for a while because of gay Patrick Stewart
, and i am so not surprised that Emma so loves the movie. I want a
Steve. (Oh, that
’s who Ann Miller is.) The ending didn’t quite work. It came close, and given how the movie had been i thought, once that final scene began, that the ending would in fact work, but it didn’t, which was disappointing, because it could have.
Break also included Being John Malkovich
, E. M. Forster’s Maurice
, rereading the Narnia chronicles, finishing watching TNG on DVD, and finally watching a video of the NHS Les Mis
. Yeah vacation :)