I don’t know if I can even recall the books and movies since I last posted about them. Last night I watch Falling Down, a movie about a nutjob defense employee who just walks out of traffic one day and has some crazy adventures (I liked it, it was messed up). The other night I watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was different than the first movie of course. I still haven’t read the book, but I certainly will sometime. Deep Roy is awesome. Far better than Johnny Depp, even though he did a passable job too. “Everything here is eatable. I’m even eatable, but that’s called cannibalism, and frowned on in most cultures.” Over Christmas, we watched the first three Harry Potter movies (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban). I liked all of them (though none of them were spectacular). I’ve read the first two books (years ago), and rereading and catching up is somewhere on my reading queue.
After I caught up on the original Earthsea trilogy, I read Tehanu and Tales from Earthsea. By the way, all of these are by Ursula K. Le Guin. Incidentally, Fantastic Fiction is a great website for fantasy readers. When I have some time at home, I’m going to read The Other Wind, the last Earthsea book.
I’m currently reading A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin. This is the third book in the Song of Ice and Fire series. I love the series, and I’m rereading it so I can get to A Feast for Crows and still know what’s going on. “Epic” is the key descriptor for this series. It’s huge and detailed. In my opinion, it hasn’t stagnated the way Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time has. But then, Martin’s only on his fourth book, and Jordan’s written about thirty of them or something. But then, Jordan’s started stagnating around the third book. I hate all his female characters so bad. They’re retarded, and they’re all the same character. *sigh* But I still have to read it. Therefore, Knife of Dreams is still on my list. Luckily, my roommate has a copy, so I shouldn’t have to buy it till it’s on paperback.
I’m sure there’s other things I’ve seen and read. Oh, like Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. It was okay. Parts of it were funny, if you’re into Family Guy style humor (which I am). And until I recall more stuff, that’s all for now.
I’m stuck in San Diego on a remarkably frustrating trip. The contractors are about two months behind, and they’re in our way. They were supposed to be off the premises by the time we got here, but they’ve got our equipment surrounded by scaffolding and covered in tarps. They’re painting and grinding all around it, so we can’t do anything. Also, the install group is dumb. They were supposed to be done, too, and they’re still not. So, we’ve basically been having a vacation in San Diego. Which is kinda nice, but frustrating because we can’t get any work done.