Yes, I missed last week's installment. Yes, I'm sorry. Yes, I'm back. Here's your dose of what I've been digging.
- All good things come to an end. That is where we find ourselves with Simon R. Green's latest novel. Green is wrapping up both his Secret Histories
and Nightside series. That makes for a lot of characters and a lot of ground to cover. Simon handles the vast scale of his vision with grace and wit. I came into this book having never read either series so I had a pretty steep learning curve, but once I got acclimated, I enjoyed the book. It finally answers the question of what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object in a shadow dimension. The finale will leave fans of both series happy. Give it a read.
- I'm gonna admit it. I missed the boat on this one. Donald Glover's "Curb Your Enthusiasm
for hip hop culture" is a comedy masterpiece. The wife and I binged both seasons over the last couple of weeks. The show is incredibly smart and sublimely funny. The cast is top notch. Every single character brings something unique and special to the ensemble. Watch this one if you haven't.
- Another one I missed. Not the movie. We're talking about James O'Barr's original series. Written as the author's way of coping with horrific loss, The Crow
is equal parts tragic, violent and cathartic. An extra layer of tragedy was added to the story with the death of Brandon Lee during the filming of the movie version of the story. At this point, its hard to separate the two pieces, but fans of the movie owe it to themselves to read Barr's original. It's the birthplace of all of all their dark dreams. The story of Eric Draven is a timeless expression of one man's grief. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it.