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Of movies and books…

I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine yesterday. I loved the X-Men movies and Wolverine has been my favourite mutant not so much for his powers (Mystique’s is way cooler!) but rather for his sarcastic nature. Of course, it’s an added bonus that Hugh Jackman (drooooool!!) plays the part!

Anyway, back to the movie — it’s a great movie for anyone who loved the X-Men series. It’s got the action with other mutants including his brother Sabretooth, Bolt (who can make things move with his mind), Gambit, Wade and others. It leads nicely into the first X-Men movie — you get to see how Wolverine turned out the way he did.

I give it 4 stars just for the action, the thrills and the eye-candy.

Last night I finished reading Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small things’ (yeah, I know it’s very late). And I did not enjoy it. Am I missing something? How did this book win the Booker prize? The story line for me was quite haphazard moving from present to past with no real warning…there were times I had to read back to figure out what time they were talking about. And then the whole nonsensical stuff such as using the Popeye the sailor man song in odd places.

Once again, am I missing something? I mean, I get that she is trying to tackle powerful issues such as child abuse, the caste system, DV, the preference of males….but it did not grip me given the way it was written.

If someone has read it and liked it, please explain.

It was not one of my best reads…quite disappointing. And I wouldn’t recommend it.

Anyway, until next time,


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    β™₯ Braja
    May 17, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Nup, no idea about God of Small Things…read it years ago and wondered what all the hoo-ha was about πŸ˜‰

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    May 17, 2009 at 10:47 am

    what about storm? is she there in the movie? I like her!

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    Psych Babbler
    May 18, 2009 at 12:58 am

    @ Braja: Thank goodness! Someone else that agrees with me… πŸ™‚

    @ Reema: Nope…Storm wasn’t there. None of the previous X-men were there except for a young Cyclops.

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    May 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I loveeeeeee Wolverine…Not sure if it’s the character or Jackman, though ;-)…Haven’t seen the new movie though, will do soon πŸ™‚

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