Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017 10:56 pm

L.A. Must Hate It

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It’s been attacked by giants, mutants, aliens, and ghosts.
It’s sometimes underwater thanks to being on the coast.
The president once bombed it to avoid a bigger woe.
It’s had so many criminals, the good guys had to go.
With these and more examples as depicted on the screen,
You’d think that New York City wouldn’t be a crowded scene.
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When I saw the Studio Ghibli adaptation in 2005, it pushed ahead of Spirited Away for my favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie. But for all its popularity on the three big rating sites, I've found a number of people who didn't think much of it. Those people consistently had read the Diana Wynne Jones novel first. I decided I would have to compare it for myself someday, but I kept putting it off, both because I thought I still remembered the film too well and because I was afraid of falling out of love with the film. The mood finally hit me when I wanted a feminine fantasy and saw no others on my shelf.

Book summary )

My opinions on the book )

Revised thoughts on the movie )

My current book is Terry Goodkind's Temple of the Winds. I didn't expect to start the Sword of Truth series on the fourth volume, but my sister and brother-in-law found this and the next two. Goodkind must be doing something right, because these tomes are huge.

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