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At LitReactor. I haven't seen all of these, nor have I read them all but... But I know that "American Psycho" wasn't an "actually good" movie by any definition that I know of. I would replace it with "The Shawshank Redemption" any day of the week. (Are we allowed to replace novel-based movies with short story/novella-based ones?)
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Joe Fassler, interviewing Benjamin Percy about Cormac McCarthy, for The Atlantic: «McCarthy's is an elemental voice. In his voice I hear stone shifting, glaciers cracking open, trees moaning in the wind. The ancient cadences of his prose take on an almost otherworldly quality, a quality that transports you.» I read "The Road" at a similar time as Percy (minus the terrifying trip to the ICU) and (a) agree that the passage he cites is among the most chillingly memorable from McCarthy and also (b) that (as a writer) reading McCarthy can be aesthetically transformative.
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Maura Kelly, writing for The Atlantic: «Why the emphasis on literature? By playing with language, plot structure, and images, it challenges us cognitively even as it entertains. It invites us to see the world in a different way, demands that we interpret unusual descriptions, and pushes our memories to recall characters and plot details.»
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Interesting piece on alternate history and other misc. steampunkery, over at Tor.com: And unlike a novel set in a secondary (imaginary) world, there is no useful way of working this information into the book: alternate history explicitly relies on readers’ pre-existing knowledge. There’s simply no place to say “well, in real world, the Decembrists lost, and the Crimean War actually took place without Chinese involvement.” This information has to be extraneous to the story and thus there is no way to ensure that the reader will receive this information.
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