August 10, 2009

Reads: Another Sedaris and Movie Books

4.56 out of 5
My favorite bit was, no surprise, the bit involving David's sister Amy asking him how to say 'blow job' in Japanese. This cover is also, in my opinion, the best that's ever graced the covers of his books. (On a side note, the other day I wore silver sequined pumps and a '60s floral dress and determined that Amy Sedaris is my favorite celebrity. By far.)

3.32 out of 5
I desperately hate when this happens because I am such a lover of reading, but I honestly think the movie was better than the book in this case. However, I would recommend this to anyone who ever wondered what people mean when they say their mind was racing, as if time were going excruciatingly slow and their brain was on speed- Kaysen explains it very well in one chapter, and I used to have it happen to me all the time before I was awarded medication.

3.89 out of 5
It's a short book, so it was a quick reread in preparation for me seeing the newest film adaptation with Will Smith (where apparently the vampires aren't vampires...). Matheson's stories are always chilling and thought-inducing, and this one is no exception. Another good cover illustration, btw. They blurred it out on this edition, but on the version I own it's very clear (very tiny, but very clear) and it's full of rotten decaying goodness.

1 comment:

  1. I think When You Are Engulfed in Flames is my favourite out of all of his. I just bought it in paperback. And I FINALLY finished Naked haha