Today’s work book was for kids.
Gayle at Everyday I Write the Book has a post up about AM Homes that I largely agree with. Great characters, complex situations, but ultimately soulless. I remember this being a trend about 10 years ago, epitomized in Homes’s books and Todd Solondz’s film Happiness. I believe art should explore the dark sides of human nature, but there has to be a purpose–a story worth telling.
On a related note, House Next Door has a fantabulous dialogue between Matt Zoller Seitz and Keith Uhlich called “My Tarantino Problem and Yours.” I’m cheating a little with this link because there’s nothing “book” about Tarantino, but I really enjoyed reading it. And this blog is about reading. So read it already!