…(Polish) version

Janusz Głowacki “Z głowy”, “Jak być kochanym”

Mój romans z Głowackim rozpoczęty. Skuszona jego nieprzeciętną inteligencją, cynizmem i nonszalancją, okrutnie zakochałam się od pierwszej strony.

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…visionary (indian angels)

Howl (2010) Dir. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

“Howl” is a celebrated poem by Allen Ginsberg, and a literary must. And Howl is a movie centered around the famous poem, which makes it also a must.

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Män som hatar kvinnor / The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo / Men Who Hate Women (2009) Dir. Niels Arden Oplev
Wallander (One Step Behind, Firewall, Sidetracked) (2008) Dir. Philip Martin

Minor spoilers!

I decided to compare these two titles, instead of writing about each separately. They have a lot in common, but one thing’s for sure – they’re both worth watching.

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…very, very bad

L.J. Smith “The Awakening” (The Vampire Diaries),
The Vampire Diaries (2009) Dir. Marcos Siega (season 1),
Stephanie Meyer “Twilight” & “New Moon,”
Cassandra Clare “City of Bones” (Mortal Instruments)

I’d like to comment on a few popular titles that I find absolutely worthless. I’m not going to review them, but rather express briefly what I think of them. From time to time, I experiment with literature, especially bestselling books, just to see what such a wide audience finds attractive. My “experiment” boils down to reading the beginning chapter(s) of a book to see how unbearable it gets (if it does).

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…Vladimir, Victor, V

“The Real Life of Sebastian Knight” Vladimir Nabokov

Sebastian Knight

His genius always seemed to me a miracle utterly independent of any of the definite things we may have both experienced in the similar background of our childhood. I may have seen and remembered what he saw and remembered, but the difference between his power of expression and mine is comparable to that which exists between a Bechstein piano and a baby’s rattle. (Ch. 4)

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a few words about a book. It’s time to change that!

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