The Power of TK

Write to Me:

See Also

100 Things About Me
The Bull's Testicles Project
Russia Trip: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Best of 2002: Movies, Books, Music.
Best of 2003: Movies.
Best of 2004: Movies, Books.
Best of 2005: Theater, Books.
Best of 2006: Theater, Books, Television.


Other Sites

My Slate archive
Day job podcasts
YST Movie Madness
Weblog Commenting and Trackback by

Monday, October 03, 2005

Hanif Kureishi
Sammy and Rosie Got Laid--the movie, the script, the Granta story about the making off--is one of my favorite works of art; it's funny, it's hot, and it uses non-realistic acting, speech, and events to present the most evocative portrayal of the middle-to-late days of Thatcher that I'm aware of. I used to be a massive fan of Hanif Kureishi's--and I still am of that early work, but the later stuff (post-Intimacy, really) didn't grab me in the same way.

I'm thinking I should give his work another chance after reading about the postcard from Kureishi that the proprietor of Bookish found in a used copy of one of his books.

I had a similar experience this summer. After I wrote about his short story/movie My Son the Fanatic, I got a very sweet note from the man himself.

Labels: , ,