Ulf Axmacher

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Dogwalker: Stories by Arthur Bradford
Dogwalker: Stories by Arthur Bradford
5.0 out of 5 stars Doggy dreams, Dec 20 2003
Arthur Bradford deftly walks the ledge of the mundane, tipping but not quite falling into a marshy terrain normally reserved for dreams. I love his style of mixed realism and the surreal, all delivered with a safe and unaffected deadpan tone. Many weeks later, little oddities from these stories are still skulking around my mind.
Comparisons are difficult, but Richard Brautigan's "In Watermelon Sugar" and Denis Johnson's "Jesus' Son" come to mind.
Jesus' Son: Stories by by Denis Johnson
Jesus' Son: Stories by by Denis Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamreading, Dec 20 2002
The experience was more like dreaming than reading. The story and imagery flowed swiftly and vividly through my mind with its own peculiar logic which seems irrational yet absolutely true to life. I was somewhat saddened when the final word passed and I had to rejoin the waking world. After many months, I still recall scenes from the book, as I might recall vivid dreams from my childhood.
Explainations of what this book is "about" are futile. Pick it up and experience it for yourself.
The Others (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nicole Kidman
Director Alejandro Amenábar has miraculously resurrected a long-lost genre: the pure psychodrama. While the rest of Hollywood relies on buckets of gore to scare us, this film creeps our flesh with nary a drop of blood. The effects are achieved with a single claustrophobic set (the house), potent acting, and very engaging and creepy dialog.
Nicole Kidman shows incredible strength and range in this role, as she is required to carry almost every scene. And hats off to producer Tom Cruise for showing enough restraint and good taste to not act in this film (he could easily have cast himself as the husband).
The supporting cast is excellent as well. The children are particularly… Read more