October 21st, 2013
April 06th, 2013
Tendrils and Jellies
Old Man and the Sea Stop Motion
From Here: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/04/04/the-old-man-and-the-sea-marcel-schindler/
July 21st, 2012
Not Wanted On The Voyage by Timothy Findley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I found Not Wanted ... hard to get into, it being partially from the perspective of a cat, after all. But I stuck with it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing is top notch, and the little details simply stick in your gullet as you're reading. There's some scenes I will never forget.
I've had a couple discussions about the book as I was reading, and it seems that different people come away with very different interpretations of the book. But by the end I think I had a pretty good handle on it. I wouldn't recommend it for everybody; I think it takes a more discerning reader to appreciate it. But it was certainly a well-crafted novel, and deserves its place as a modern classic.
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Literary Meals Recreated
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a 2011 American animated short film directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg, and produced by Moonbot Studios in Shreveport, Louisiana. Described as an "allegory about the curative powers of story", the film centers around bibliophile Lessmore and his custodianship of a magical library of flying books. It was created using computer animation, miniatures and traditional hand-drawn techniques.
After winning over a dozen film festivals, the film was awarded the Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
Lee Burton doesn't have cats or kids, but he does have a lot of books, a couple of mugs he thinks are really fantastic, and a good pair of shoes which haven't fallen apart yet despite his best efforts to murder them with kilometers.
Burton has written almost six books. Almost six as some are still scantily clad in their respective drawers. Each of them had their own goals and were written differently, and he is very fond of them all -- except perhaps for his first attempt at a novel, which remains a travesty. That one he keeps locked in a dark basement and feeds it fish heads.
In 2011, Burton won the Percy Janes Award for Best Unpublished First Novel in the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition for his novel Raw Flesh in the Rising.
And just recently, in the fall of 2013, Burton published his first science-fiction novel, THIS LAND, about which he boasts constantly.
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