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This is one of those novels that seemed almost like nonfiction. It is based on Kerouac's actual journeys across America so a lot of it was probably real. The inconsistency and wildness seemed too strange to be fiction at times. I don't know what is fact and what is fiction. I liked Kerouac's style early on. Sal the protagonist is observant, perceptive and largely optimistic about life. The novel is set in a time just…

For the last couple of months, I've been watching mostly TV and rewatching movies and shows. I don't think I watched a new movie for almost two months until War Horse. War Horse (18 05 2013) - Review Here. Kinky Boots (25 05 13) - I remember seeing the trailer for this back in 2005 o 2006. I've liked Chiwetel Ejiofor since Dirty Pretty Things and the man should be more famous. He is wonderful…

I was apprehensive of this children's book mostly because I get very sad with animal stories. I remember watching Black Beauty (1994) as a kid, and being crying. I rarely cried during movies when I was younger, and even now, it's not that common for me. But animals are a soft spot for me, especially when they are exploited. I remember reading All Quiet on the Western Front and being appalled by the idea that…

Taken 2 (01 03 13) - Liam Neeson is awesome. I liked the hand on hand fight sequences, but I found the plot and villains of this one even weaker than the first film. Istanbul definitely feels less dark than in Paris. As with most sequels, it was not as good as the first, but it was still good to watch Neeson taking names and shooting guns. I honestly think his Bryan Mills is a…

The Bodyguard (10 02 13) - Kevin Costner is good looking in this though I was not of fan of those high waisted trousers. Oh, the 90's. It is a sad movie to watch because of Whitney Houston. She looked wonderful in this movie and I was reminded by her beautiful voice. The plot was melodramatic. I actually found myself a tad bored of it, but kept at it because of the actors and to…

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises (03 01 2013) - This was long. I think I got a headache from watching it. Batman (DCAU) is part of my childhood, but Nolan's Batman will never be my Batman. I can't imagine Batman giving up for eight years in seclusion or even saying goodbye to Alfred. Nolan really made sure Batman lost everything though: his money, his city, his identity, Afred, but I did like the ending of…

This was a clever and well written book. It was ambitious and unique. It took me awhile to read this book. It was on my Kindle so I often forgot I had it and it didn't give me incentive to read it in time like my library books. The other reason I would forget about this book is the different narratives from this book. It is very well written and I liked it more than…