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you'll have already heard

that samuel l. jackson and tommy l. jones (only distantly related) have conspired to inveigle my observation of a cormac mccarthy work.

saturday's sunset is apt to be limited.


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Feb. 9th, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)
I advise avoiding it if you're even the tiniest bit depressed.
Feb. 9th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
i'm unsure whether you're actually offering this as advice or just a commentary on the content.
Feb. 9th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I'm dead serious. And it's probably the only story I'd ever say that about.
Feb. 9th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
you have sufficiently intrigued me such that i've acquired a copy of the play and will read it prior to my viewing. i'd considered that anyway, but wasn't certain of the ease (or lack thereof) with which i could acquire it & whether i wanted to spend the time to read the play. i guess i'll just have to do my best sam jackson. i may accidentally insert a line or two about all the snakes on the motherfucking train.
Feb. 9th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
"Mum! Dad! Don't touch it! It's evil!"

Ensuing explosion.
Feb. 11th, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
hmmm. kinda disappointed. dialog between a nihilist and an evangelical. neither one offers much in the way of persuasion. both of their presentations of their position are flawed. every time they get close to difficult (and interesting) terrain the subject gets changed. much prefer hamlet talking to himself over white talking to black. don't think that most depressed persons would identify with white (note the numerous comments on both sides about how white is not similar to other suicidally depressed persons).

thought black's crisis of faith at the end was out of character (author arbitrarily selecting white's viewpoint as superior) but liked that he parroted ben's "what about me?"

as jacob said, "what about you?"

not sure who wrote the cover blurb, but "was white really saved, or is he stuck in a kind of purgatory?" seemed tacked-on and tacky. first, it's not remotely considered in the play, and second, what the fuck kind of storyteller resorts to purgatory as a device? ;)
Feb. 11th, 2011 08:54 am (UTC)
i see now that quote from the cover blurb & most of the blurb were lifted directly from the original new york times review of the steppenwolf run. typical of a reviewer and a publisher, i guess.

Edited at 2011-02-11 08:54 am (UTC)
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