I am Legend

January 15, 2008 at 10:52 am (Reviews) (, , )

The movie starts with a News interview of a doctor who found cure for cancer. The movie moves on to “3 years later”. You find Dr. Robert Neville (Will Smith) living with his pet dog Samantha in a deserted New York. Presumably he is the last man on earth. The cancer cure has become a viral infection killing everybody. Wait! And transforming others into Zombie like night creatures. Neville broadcasts everday on the radio in the hope that if somebody is alive they would get in touch with him. He spends his day hunting for food and nights in his well defended (?) home hidden. He is also working on a cure for this disease. Does he find a cure? So how does the last man on earth become a legend, that is the story. After a point of time the story seems wary and loses the interest.   The trailer seemed so great but the movie is not. There are actually no twists and turns and you can quite expect what is going to come.   

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Historical Whodunit

January 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm (Reviews) (, , )

When I picked it up, I thought it would be one of the books based on real murders in the past. But it is a collection of short stories based in the past.  They feature quite a lot of historical characters who solve the murder, the historical detective. Colombus, Hamlet, and Macbeth feature in a story each. Some stories were really intriguing and some you could guess but all were interesting especially if you have heard about the historical character or know something about them. Even when that is not the case the stories are good and definitely worth a read.

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The Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

January 11, 2008 at 10:11 pm (Reviews) (, )

Have not seen the movie but heard about it especially the soap and the rules that no one ever talks of Fight Club. The story begins with the narrator saying that Mike Dryden is holding a gun to him and pointing to him that he has to die to become eternal. Quite profound. The narrator in bits and pieces tells us how he met Dryden and who is Marla and how fight club and thererafter Project Mayhem was set up. The narrators talks about this and about that and about this and again about that. It is written in simple language and though the story is told in bits and pieces it is very easy to understand. It is a small book and can be read in hours. Some of it is hilarious and some macabre and some doesn’t make any sense. Half-way through the book I was wondering why an author telling a story such as this is writing in such a way. What made him choose such a narrative? I know it is difficult to understand what I am saying but if you read it you would know what I am telling. But you do know that this particular kind of narrative is necessary for this story. The story I would say is mind blowing. By the way, who is the narrator? Would love to see the movie.

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