Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Brethren, by John Grisham (2005)

The Brethren by John Grisham My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve enjoyed John Grisham’s work over the years. I tend to avoid “phenomenon” writers, who become hugely popular, but Grisham’s work has always been solid and intelligent. “The Brethren” … Continue reading

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A Woman of No Importance, by Oscar Wilde (1893)

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars “A Woman of No Importance” is another of Oscar Wilde’s “Society Plays,” and it certainly carries on his portrayal of English capital-s “Society” as being vapid, … Continue reading

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Lady Windermere’s Fan, by Oscar Wilde (1893)

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lord Windemere is schtupping Mrs. Erlynne, and everyone in London society knows it, with the exception of Lady Windemere. These are the facts at the start of Oscar … Continue reading

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The Complete Fairy Tales, by Oscar Wilde (1888)

The Complete Fairy Tales by Oscar Wilde My rating: 4 of 5 stars This volume combines Oscar Wilde’s two volumes of fairy tales, “The Happy Prince” and “The House of Pomegranate.” I actually read the two volumes seperately, but I … Continue reading

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The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde (1887)

The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde My rating: 5 of 5 stars “The Canterville Ghost” is a joy to read. Oscar Wilde pokes fun at Americans and the British Aristocracy, as he spins the tale of the Canterville Ghost. Over … Continue reading

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The Picture of Dorian Grey, by Oscar Wilde (1890)

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde My rating: 3 of 5 stars Oscar Wilde was not a novelist by trade. He was a brilliant playwright and essayist, as well as a famous conversationalist and libertine. “The Picture of … Continue reading

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The Girls With the Dragon Tattoos (2009, 2011) (warning: spoilers and 1.5 naked breasts below)

I just watched the David Fincher version of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Last week, I watched the Swedish version. They’re both good movies. Nonetheless, I figured I’d break them down, part by part, and see how the Fincher … Continue reading

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