Darren Barefoot
Darren Barefoot



Meditations, comments, gossip and other tidbits about technology.

Friday, June 27, 2003

Some quick comments on books I've read recently. First, Lucky Wander Boy is about a young man who becomes obsessed with finding an obscure arcade game. It's a decent first effort from D. B. Weiss, but is a little uneven in places. The plot tends to come in unsettling fits and starts. It's a quick read, and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to get a little nostalgic about Space Invaders and PacMan.
Nobody's Perfect is a collection of ten years of Anthony Lane's writing for the New Yorker. He's the heir apparent to the seminal Pauline Kael as their film reviewer, and he's a wonderful prose writer. He's got a wonderful dry wit, and treats the Speed 2 the same way he treats Three Colours: White. There are also a series of enjoyable profiles and essays (not all of them concerned with film). Don't take it on summer vacation, though. It's a tome at 784 pages.

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