Defending Jacob

Defending JacobDefending Jacob by William Landay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ugh. I think that this was a well written modern murder mystery for fans of the Dark Side of Law and Order–structurally, I found it interesting with some fantastic pacing and excellent details.

however, I had a sense that I was being manipulated the entire time I was reading the book. Like that the author was simply toying with me–This is the first book by Mr Landay I have read and I did not have any trust in him as an author–basically, I was paranoid he was messing with my emotions in a way that I would not like.

Not my Genre, and not my book–but for some that enjoy a solid who done it with a modern feel this might be a fun summer read…

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Annihilation

I feel like I already reviewed this, which likely may be the point.

I really loved the special effects, characterization, and energy of this film.
Also, I have a strong attraction for Jennifer Jason Leigh, but I do not know why–something from my childhood is definitely triggered by her

Ready player one

I liked this movie–not as well as the poorly written book–but still a very fun adventure romp!

The plot is rather shallow, the adventure elements are predictable, but the special effects are amazing.
I saw this with Fred and Jane–it was Fred’s bachelor party!

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (2017)

https://www.imdb.com/videoembed/vi2276178201

A fun documentary–mostly praising the artist who was hated when I was in school (it was nice to see another side of him).

The early stuff was great–I had no idea he had a love of surfing.

It was nice to see the ex-wives, clearly another example of the risks of leaving your first love.

The part with Lou Reed was without a doubt the best.

Worth seeing.