Jenn K.

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (3 of 5)
Birthday: Sept. 7


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About a Boy by Nick Hornby
About a Boy by Nick Hornby
I've loved the movies based on his books for so long that it seems completely stupid that I've never picked up the books. 
The basic story is about Marcus, a 12-year-old newly moved to London with his off-kilter, depressed mother, Fiona, and his strange friendship with childless, aimless Will. To say anymore of their relationship is to reveal too much plot; suffice it to say, the road of this mismatched friendship is lacking in neither hardships nor amusements.
This was a fantastic, funny book that tells a better story than the Hugh Grant movie of the same name. Perhaps my favorite part of this whole read was the way that Hornby captured 12-year-old Marcus's voice so completely;… Read more
What Just Happened?: Bitter Hollywood Tales from t&hellip by Art Linson
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I couldn't put this book down once I started it -- not such a problem, since it's pretty small. Linson aims for deliberate frankness from the very first quote to the final credits. The book is a series of conversations between Linson, the producer of such movies as Great Expectations, The Untouchables, and Fight Club, and an ousted movie studio exec, in which Linson relives all of his recent Fox Film "failures" (including GE, The Edge, Fight Club and Pushing Tin). Linson works hard to look like he's pulling no punches, and the anecdotes he does share are bizarre and funny - Alec Baldwin's beard tantrum, the stunned studio reaction to Fight Club, etc. 
Don't let the conversational… Read more
The God in Flight by Laura Argiri
The God in Flight by Laura Argiri
This book was suggested to me as something similar to Marion Zimmer Bradley's lovely The Catch Trap, so I picked it up with high hopes. The story I found, however, hardly deserved the recommendations it was given. Argiri has a lovely writing style, dense with description, but her dramatic narrative is far overweighted with drama.
In the book, set in Victorian times, Simion, a precocious boy from an abusive home in the back woods, goes to Yale and falls in love with his (male) art professor, Doriskos. To say that drama ensues is an understatement. Every conceivable horror that can befall these men does, from exposure and persecution by peers to lovers' quarrels and the death of… Read more