Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Penelopiad + Babel

Book while knitting

While knitting on my current project, I listened to Margaret Atwood's Penelopiad.  I'm not educated in Greek mythology, so I think I might have missed some of the point of this book.  It's the story of Penelope and Odysseus as told from Penelope's point of view.  The book is witty and tragic.  I recommend it.

Film: Babel

I rented Babel on DVD.  I don't know how to rate this one.  I hated it - it was like swallowing bad tasting medicine; however, it was very well made and written.  You have to be in the right mood to watch it... strong and not easily depressed.  The story takes place in four countries:  Japan, Morocco, and Mexico/USA.  It's the story of people surrounding a shooting incident.  The acting is very good.  The story is very sad.

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