September 8th, 2005

bookworm

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Finished a nautical novel yesterday called Beneath the Aurora by Richard Woodman. Other books in this series have been amusing, though never classic; this one doesn't quite measure up. Characterization has become pretty stodgy in this series, and it's lost its way. As a form of escape literature, this should be adequate, however.

Over the last few days, I've been brain-burned, and spent a while veging out in front of the TV watching and snoozing to DVDs. These have included Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqatsi, two of a trilogy of music/film works that express an opinion about modern life (the last of which I have, but have yet to watch). I also put on an older SF post-apocalyptic film called Freejack which is most exciting only due to the presence of Mick Jagger as the heavy. Otherwise, eh. We're nearly at the point of time at which the film's action occurs; not really that apocalyptic yet (with limited exceptions being Baghdad, Kabul, and New Orleans).

In addition, forestcats and I have been catching a few episodes of Northern Exposure Season 3 on DVD. We loved the show, at least in the middle of its run; it's nice to catch the episodes that we'd missed. Views of Alaska have prompted my beloved to respond in a very boisterous manner.

Can't wait for Saturday...