Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Books: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One DayMe Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

David Sedaris is at his wry best in this collection of autobiographical essays that mostly deal with his moving to Paris. All the essays are enjoyable but my favourite is one where American tourists travelling on the Paris Metro mistake him for a pickpocket.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Books: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's TaleThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wanted to read Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel before watching the television adaptation. I have been let down by hype before, but "The Handmaid's Tale" lives up to its fame. This is a powerful and hard-hitting tale of a theocratic dictatorship that may have seemed far-fetched back in 1985, but is entirely plausible in the new world order of 2017. Highly recommended.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017


Audrey Hepburn 1956Audrey, did you read this newspaper feature about Christie’s auctioning your stuff?

Hand me my purse, will you, darling? A girl can’t read that sort of thing without her lipstick.

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