Brace for Impact

Title:  The Sound of Things Falling Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez Translator: Anne McLean The Sound of Things Falling takes a little while to get rolling.   Or perhaps I should say that the story builds slowly.  Either way, it is a book that relies on the reader’s willingness to gather the loose pieces of the plot together and examine the sad, fragmented picture they form. Antonio … Continue reading Brace for Impact

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (with comments on the movie trailer)

The film adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go came out last week.   I’ll be waiting for the DVD – but even without seeing it I know that whoever cast Keira Knightley as Ruth was inspired.  I wonder if Knightley realized that Ruth was the better role, despite Kathy being the book’s heroine and narrator?  Kathy is passive and accepting – a character that … Continue reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (with comments on the movie trailer)