Viewer Discussion Advised: 3. The Actor in Question

My latest podcast is up. … [Read more...]

Beware of Spoilers: Avoid the Trailer to “Never Let Me Go.”

One of my favorite reading experiences ever was experiencing the slow, subtle, and eventually overwhelming revelations in the book "Never Let Me Go." … [Read more...]

Browser: Never Let Them Spoil “Never Let Me Go”; Sam Phillips; Andy Warhol’s Faith

Another of my favorite novels is coming to the big screen. Keira Knightley will star in Mark Romanek's adaptation of Never Let Me Go, an extraordinary science fiction novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, author or The Remains of the Day.But there's a problem here. The book is a fantastic read, in part because of the slow, painstaking pace at which the author makes an unsettling revelation. In summaries of the movie, that revelation is being announced right off the bat, blatantly spoiling any kind of … [Read more...]

"Never Let Me Go" … by the author of "The Remains of the Day"

The less you read about this novel before you actually read the novel ... the better.I'll avoid spoilers here and just say this:I remember when I saw M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, I thought, "There's a great horror story waiting to be told about a community cut off from the modern world ... and this isn't it."Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, on the other hand, is it! … [Read more...]