Gu Ka Ka itibaren Wiksin, Polonya
Şimdiye kadar öğrendiklerim: Kingsley Amis içti. Çok. Belki her gün emin değilim. Bu, ve kitabın çoğu için dilini kuvvetle yanağında var. Şimdiye kadar eğlenceli bir okuma oldu - kitabın son yarısında işlerin nasıl gittiğini göreceğiz.
My memory of this book is hopelessly intermingled with the movie. I cannot stop imagining Michael Douglas, Frances McDormand, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey, Jr. The movie is more polished and mature than the book. The book has long derivations into Passover meals, adopted Jews, small soul singers and bars - wild escapades that don't quite hold water, because they've been trucked in to ground characters' camraderie. Also, in the book, Frances McDormand's character is chunky and frumpy - Frances McDormand is quite frankly anything but. Minor missteps notwithstanding, this is a good, solid book that reads quickly but takes its coat off and stays with you awhile after the last page. It should be read, not for those moments which ring false, but rather for the true and funny ones, like the narrator proclaiming his hatred for disciplined writers churning out regular manuscripts.
I'm not usually a reader of Stephen King (not that there's anything wrong with that), but the impetus for reading this book is that I've been reading the books referenced to on "Lost", and this book is said to have been highly influential in the plot of the show, which is very evident if you've seen it and read the book. It was a pretty good book, if you can keep all the characters straight they are mostly compelling and well-developed, and the plot kept me going. One caveat - I read the uncut version, and if you're considering reading this book, I'd strongly advise you to read the original rather than this. I could tell, while reading the book, which parts were edited out. They really weren't necessary, and my eyes glazed over a bit. The length made it a challenge, but after finishing it I was satisfied, especially with the open-ended typical King ending. I personally would have liked more focus on the government's role in the disaster, but I did at least enjoy the sociological commentary and thought it tackled a number of issues very well.