Posts Tagged ‘dave eggers’

by The Great White Gypsy A Serious Man – Written and Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen Set in 1967, this black comedy follows a Jewish professor as he attempts to stop his life from unraveling after his wife announces she wants a divorce. It would appear that the Coen dynasty is back in full […]


by The Great White Gypsy I wish you could’ve seen my expression last November, when I first read the Oscar nominees for 2008. I was appalled. Not only were certain films on the docket that didn’t deserve so much as an original song award, but what was almost completely absent was Sam Mendes’ gut wrenching […]


by The Great White Gypsy This is a short book about the older of two identical twins. William is just as intelligent as his brother, Clive, but doesn’t apply himself, or go through the standard Freudian stages of childhood with the same speed and grace as his twin. His parents are pop-developmental psychology followers, and […]


by The Great White Gypsy Away We Go – Directed by Sam Mendes, Written by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida About a couple expecting a child that travels around the country looking for a place to start their family. I’m still reeling from Mendes’s snubbing at the Oscars last year, and this comes out too […]


by The Great White Gypsy Yeah, I know, you can’t hear that title without singing Tenacious D’s catchy song.  It’s all I heard in my head for the week I was reading this book, though I tried not to let it detract from the story. As with most of his novels, Michael Chabon’s story in […]


by The Great White Gypsy I never really got into comic books.  I’ve always loved superheroes, I know most of the back-stories and storylines, but I only actually read them for a few years, and I stopped when I was 11.  I’ve seen all of the big comic movies the last few years, and most […]


Pariah noun Definition: An outcast. Half the people I know can’t spell pariah, let alone tell you what it means. Which is why it’s so strange that so many people my age make me feel like one. I struggle to find the time for books just like everyone else these days. Fortunately, I ride public […]