Writing Can Be Murder

November 12, 2007

What’s good?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 5:12 pm

There isn’t much on TV that I like (though I am willing to say I think LIFE is pretty good, but I really wish I’d seen the first few episodes, because I still don’t understand who/what Alan Arkin’s character is — if you know, pls post it here) so I tend to flip. Nothing holds my attention for long.

That’s how I’m feeling about books lately. I read, but I rarely comment in this blog about the books I’ve read, because well, I don’t like most of them.

 What are you reading (or watching) that you think is good enough to recommend?

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9 Comments »

  1. CL Wilson. I’ll keep saying it until people listen 😉

    Comment by Angie — November 12, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

  2. Hmmmm…I’m thinking that somewhere, somehow, I might have gotten the CL Wilson recommendation before….lol

    Thanks for chiming in Angie!

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 13, 2007 @ 8:53 am

  3. I’m reading the Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop right now. It’s so good. Lately, I’ve felt like fantasy has been taking a dive (and not for good). But she’s restoring my faith in fantasy writers. The characters are people you come to love (and hate) and the story is woven well. Also, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen is pretty good. Though I think the end could have been stronger. But that’s just me. I like the writing a lot.
    My favorite TV show right now is Heroes. I love it. It’s awesome. You get so caught up in all the characters that you can’t NOT watch it.
    That’s my two cents for today.

    Comment by Parisa — November 19, 2007 @ 3:39 am

  4. Thanks for the book ideas Parisa.

    I’m a Heroes fan too (though I felt that last season was better than this one, at least so far) and I think that Noah Bennet is the most fascinating character I’ve seen in a long time.

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 19, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

  5. He has facets. That’s one of the reasons I like that show so much. Most of the characters aren’t just good or just evil. They’re borderline, and you never know which way they’re going to go.

    Comment by Parisa — November 19, 2007 @ 8:05 pm

  6. Yes, that’s what I like about the show too. They’re fairly complicated characters.

    I missed the first half of last night’s episode — did you see it Parisa?

    Can you tell me why Mohinder did what he did? (trying not to post any kind of spoilers, lol) What was his motivation? It seemed SO out of character for him.

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 20, 2007 @ 9:10 am

  7. I did watch it. GOSH. Do you ever just want to punch people in the face? He did it because he couldn’t just stand there. And because he somehow let himself switch sides. And maybe because he felt that if he didn’t do it, then they would never be able to cure people.
    Of course, these are all reasons that I’m making up. It wasn’t apparent why he did what he did. It really goes back to the day that he switched loyalties. It happened too fast and he blindly believed. That’s not like him at all. What was his motivation then to go against his nature and not question things?
    I don’t get it.
    Maybe the writers had him do it without thinking that he needed a motivation (ridiculous) and that everyone would just except his switch in personality.

    I don’t know. All I know is that Mohinder was one of my favorite characters and now… not so much. And did you notice that was the first show he didn’t do what he normally does in the last minute? There’s meaning in that.
    I’m trying not to give away things too, but I might not be succeeding.

    Comment by Parisa — November 21, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

  8. Oh good, so I’m not the only one who found his actions to ring less than true? I feel better. I think maybe they were hammering us with “good people can do bad things” since they did the same thing with Matt (but I believed Matt’s motivation more, didn’t agree, but believed).

    Of course bad people do bad things better, lol, so I miss Sylar or Gabriel or whatever the hell his name will be this season.

    The week before I was really confused because DL who could walk thru walls had that thing happen to him and I kept saying “how? that makes no sense!” but I chalked it up to my being a tough critic.

    I hadn’t noticed what Mohinder didn’t do, but I know exactly what you mean and it IS interesting. I hope it doesn’t mean, what it could mean, since he’s the only male character with any sex appeal (imho) while the show seems to have a ton of women (Jessic, Elle, Claire, even the new chick who I’ve got to hope learns to spk English soon, because reading all the subtitles in the scenes with her and the scenes with Hiro means I have to pay closer attn to the show than I normally would).

    Comment by jenniferelbaum — November 21, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

  9. Matt’s was more believable. But it made me angry.

    Yeah, I’m kind of afraid of what will happen when Sylar *really* comes back. Eek. He does a good job of being really creepy.

    And I can kind of understand what happened with DL because he was taken by surprise. Things only pass through him when he makes an effort to think about it. At that moment, he forgot. 😦

    And I’m wondering if it does mean what you think it means. And I agree, he does have the most sex appeal on the show.

    Comment by Parisa — November 21, 2007 @ 8:00 pm


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