Chuck Palahniuk New York: W.W. Norton &, 1996
Sorry, I can’t talk about Fight Club… but this book is sick.
my next post is giving me some problems. hopefully it’ll be up soon
Death Note Vol. 1, Boredom
Tsugumi Ohba (story), Takeshi Obata (art). San Francisco: VIZ Media, 2007.
Ah Death Note, the very first manga I ever read. Reading manga was a phase I went through as a high school freshman, but sometimes when I’m down, I cheer myself up by reading my old obsessions. Sometimes I think, “I actually liked this?”, while other times I remember exactly why I did. Death Note is one of those series I have that I will always love to read, and will remain my favorite. Manga can be scary, weird, even way too romantic, but it is always fun to read! Try it our some time.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Broadway March 2012
Well I’m not Christian nor a big Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, but I love this musical. My mom listened to it when the record was released in the ’70s, and how that happened we still don’t know (she’s jewish my friends). Never the less she made us listen to it, and we all enjoy the show, if only for the music. Also, look at all the cast signatures! What nice people, man. They were mostly Canadians, but does that have something to do with it? You tell me. And the Titanic ad? Not as happy about that, but what can I do?
Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy.
Frank Wedekind, translated by Jonathan Franzen. New York: Faber and Faber, 2007.
"Why did you make me such a long dress mother?" (asks Wendla as the play begins.)…Because society does not allow me to educate you about sex my darling. Thinks Mrs. Bergman (or so she should.)
This play hits you in so many ways. Scenes will make you cringe, smile, laugh, but mostly cringe while you ask why? Why won’t they educate these teenagers? Why won’t anyone help them? This play was published in 1892 and was quickly banned, but has resurfaced due to the successful broadway musical adaptation in 2006. I have read it in the original language (german), seen the musical in a few, but no matter how many times I encounter this play, countless scenes make me shudder. Ah, I love it when writing makes me feel utterly uncomfortable! Feelings are awesome guys.