Friday, September 19, 2008

Five Things

James Frey Talks Fiction → James Frey is the author of A Million Little Pieces which was featured on Oprah and was supposed to be the account of the author's rehabilitation after a life of drug use, jail and general addict behaviour. Only there were a few (okay, a lot) of fabrications, he was caught out and forced to apologise. Now he's promoting his third book, Bright Shiny Morning, which is fiction. FICTION. The book even comes with a disclaimer, so just incase Oprah features this book he won't have anything to apologise for. He's an interesting character, I suppose after all of the mayhem surrounding A Million Little Pieces he has the attitude that any press is good press.

Riding The SATC Gravy Train → Candance Bushnell is writing two books about a teenaged Carrie Bradshaw which will be interesting. The original Sex And The City, the book, is so vastly different to the TV series, it lacks the friendship between the four women, is written from the point of view of a nameless narrator and just isn't that fun. I hope the books are about TV Carrie, the flawed but infinitely more interesting Carrie.

The Beatles In India → I LOVE Child Of The Moon, a totally image heavy blog with the most amazing posts of style icons, old bands and vintage fashion. I really love Indian textiles and jewellery at the moment so The Beatles and their beautiful wives/girlfriends in traditional dress is really inspiring.

The Bible...IN LEGO FORM!!! → Honestly, the bible is kind of like one enormous blood bath with a touch of prostitution but somehow (only just) Lego makes it all sort of PG. Alright, not PG, perhaps M15+?

'Isms and 'Ologies by Arthur Goldwag Amazon says "450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live in", I say I wish I had this book before I started University because I would have looked incredibly smart. It covers politics, religion, art movements, philosophy, anything that ends with an 'ism or an 'ology.

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