Reading and watching
I just finished “The Husband” by Dean Koontz. It plays out like a bad Bruce Willis movie, but it does read quick and the first 50 pages are legitimately thrilling and whiplash-paced.
I got about 150 pages into “Fast Food Nation,” and had to stop when cattle processing at a slaughterhouse was explained in graphic, sanguinary, detail. It’s a very well-researched, fascinating, book, just not one I felt compelled to see to the end. On the plus side, it did make me feel extra righteous for being vegetarian.
My usual dork priorities haven’t been met lately. “Superman Returns?” Didn’t see it. “Stargate SG-1?” Didn’t even care when I heard that Sci-Fi was taking it off the air. This relative indifference led to my delayed viewing of “V for Vendetta,” which I watched last night. It’s good, dystopian, fun–Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman are both great. Yes, the Alan Moore source material is better and more interesting, but I’m far from a purist.