Friday, January 16, 2004

via Bookslut

The Economist article is indeed fun. The shot at Tracy Chevalier seems par for the course at Bookslut, which also had this entry about the newly filmed "Girl with a Pearl Earing"

For myself, I thought "The Girl with the Pearl Earring" was an interminable bore, and that's in addition to projecting conceit towards everyone but the main heroine. I was not surprised they made a movie out of it -- fits so nicely with how Hollywood views the world (aka "hollywood knows best"). Descriptions of the author's follow-up works seem to confirm the suspicion that she was looking for a book-selling formula - and found one.

Enough about 3-rate literature and moviemaking, off to read about the Voynich manuscript and write architecture asessments and javadoc.


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