Winter Weekend Treats

The Luminaries. Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker winner. Period piece set in New Zealand during its 1860’s gold rush. That was not the lure. Yet, once I read the first few paragraphs, I was hooked. Do you usually skim the descriptive passages? Not here. 13 men form a coalition of truth. 3 women matter. They all resonate. An historical magical mystery tour. Life as astrological illusion. *****

Blue Jasmine. Not a Woody Allen fan. This was a gem. Ensemble tour de force. Great writing rules. See above.

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  1. Oscar winners this year:
    Matthew McConaughey
    Jared Leto
    Cate Blanchett
    Jennifer Lawrence
    American Hustle
    Remember when the Oscars were exciting and surprising? No more. Too many awards shows. Put the above winners in the books. Bet the ranch!

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