Green shadows, white whale

by Ray Bradbury | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0553561057 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 11/10/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
"It's 1953 and a young writer is summoned to Ireland by the brilliant, egotistical film director John Huston. His assignment: to catch a leviathan on the nib of his silver pen by writing a screenplay for that whale of a novel, Moby Dick. But from the moment he steps off the boat and onto the shimmering green isle, he finds himself embarked on an adventure even more extraordinary -- and far more impossible: to penetrate the enigma of this fog-shrouded land and its maddening and wonderful people. . . ."

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, January 07, 2011
About 1/3 of the way through with this one at the moment and I am really enjoying it. It has large sections which are laugh-out-loud-on-the-Metro-without-caring-who's-looking-funny (the hunt wedding with the Lady Havisham-esque cake and the way Lord Kilgott handled the "attempt" to set fire to his estate are both hilarious!). The other parts are charming, although I find myself having a pretty low opinion of "the great director" John Huston as a person. As always, Bradbury's use of language is captivating, with unusual images and turns of phrase that stick in your mind, even about the seemingly little things ("The elevator which had haunted its untidy shaft for a hundred years, came wafting skyward, dragging its ungodly chains and dread intestines after. The door exhaled open. The lift groaned as if we had trod its stomach. In a great protestation of ennui, the ghost sank back toward earth.")

Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Finished this one just in time to add it to the Lions, Tigers, and Bears Book Box started by bookstogive. I really enjoyed it, although I must say that director John Huston struck me as being, at best, an a** of a human being, however great a director he may have been. Bradbury was his usual enchanting self -- I love the way he plays with language!


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