Finished: How to Improvise a Full-Length Play by Kenn Adams 📚
So-so. The overall structure seems overly restrictive to me, but some of the exercises are great.
Gene Siskel used to ask »Is this movie more interesting than a documentary about the actors having lunch?«. I think the reality show equivalent could be »Is this show more interesting than a documentary about how it was made?«, and by that measure the Squid Game reality show is a huge failure.
This made me think of the kind of movie that the first generation of YouTube stars would make, like that horrible looking thing Shane Dawson makes in that one reality show. I know that‘s a deeply mean and certainly unfair comparison, and everyone involved is obviously talented and a lot of smart people like it, so I’m probably wrong, but there it is.
Finished: So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan 📚
Solid story. Weird that it‘s published as its own standalone thing, would probably like it more as part of a collection. I do wanna read more of her work.
Finished: Holly by Stephen King 📚
Mostly enjoyed this, I love Holly Gibney and the villains are great (the ways King’s been confronting old age in his recent books is fascinating). But jeez, all the Covid relitigating is tedious to read.
There‘s 13 months between JK Rowling‘s latest two anti-trans screeds and both are like 900 pages, do they just go out unedited? Excerpts certainly suggest so.
🎙️ Neue Folge The Magic Circle! In der letzten Folge der Staffel stellen wir unter anderem mal wieder die Frage “Berühmtes Pferd oder Marihuana-Sorte?”
Ganze Folge & Abo-Links hier.