stormsewer: (the rock)
Well, friends, today I found out that one of my favorite books published in the last few years is being made into a movie, as we speak, by Alex Garland (who made 28 Days Later and Ex Machina). The book is Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, and it is strange and knotty and dark. The narrator and main character, called merely the "the biologist," ranks among the fictional characters I feel the most affection for (in a taciturn, standoffish, alone-in-the-woods, go-away kind of way). Natalie Portman will portray her in the movie. I had frankly imagined her as more of a Tilda Swinton type, but I'm not about to complain about one of my favorite actresses portraying one of my favorite characters. If you like Weird, check this book out.

"A religious or superstitious person, someone who believed in angels or demons, might see it differently. Almost anyone else might see it differently. But I am not those people. I am just the biologist; I don't require any of this to have a deeper meaning."


Apr. 21st, 2016 08:54 pm
stormsewer: (power lines)
A playlist of my favorite songs about my favorite books. If you have Spotify, you can listen to it here.

0. "Track" by Artist (Book by Author)
1. "1984" by David Bowie (1984 by Geroge Orwell)
2. "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush (Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë)
3. "The Drowning Man" by The Cure (Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake)
4. "Holland, 1945" by Neutral Milk Hotel (The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank)
5. "Soma" by The Strokes (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley)
6. "No Spill Blood" by Oingo Boingo (The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells)
7. "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix (Night of Light by Philip Jose Farmer)
8. "The Scentless Apprentice" by Nirvana (Perfume by Patrick Suskind)
9. "More Human Than Human" by White Zombie (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick)
10. "The Call of Ktulu" by Metallica ("The Call of Cthulhu" by H. P. Lovecraft)
11. "Atrocity Exhibition" by Joy Division (The Atrocity Exhibition by J. G. Ballard)
12. "Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
13. "Baobabs" by Regina Spektor (The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
14. "Charlotte Sometimes" by The Cure (Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer)
15. "Rocket Man" by Elton John (The Illustrated Man (specifically, "The Rocket Man") by Ray Bradbury)
16. "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane (Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll)
17. "5 1/2 Minute Hallway" by Poe (House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski)
18. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" by Bruce Springsteen (The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck)
19. "The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash (The Bible)
20. "The Booklovers" by The Divine Comedy (various)


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