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"A fast-paced, suspenseful dystopian picaresque, part Huck Finn and part bizarro-world Swiss Family Robinson..."



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Long-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Crawford Award. Title short story listed for the 2000 O. Henry award.

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Kristin and I saw V for Vendetta over the weekend. We loved it. Aside from the sociopolitical rabble-rousing (which was great), I really liked that it was actually…well-plotted. It didn’t have excess-fat scenes of, say, going into a basement to speak to a crazy Tim Robbins. It didn’t have that writing-by-committee feeling at all.

I didn’t understand one review I read that stated that Natalie Portman’s character was a mere bystander. Her transformation is the pivotal moment of the film (whether you think what V did to her was ethical or not-I think that isn’t quite black and white. But, those are the textures that the movie forces you to confront.).

Mon, April 10 2006 » Movies/TV

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