"Fay" and "Open Water"
I finished "Fay" a couple of days ago. Overall, I liked it. Larry Brown is a good writer and I think he did a great job bringing life to the characters and the story. However, the main character Fay was hard to relate to. She's 17 and has pretty much lived in what seems like a "back-water" environment. After he father tries to assault her, she leaves to try to make it on her own. Since she's very pretty, guys do anything for her (and sometimes things that she doesn't want). Yet she doesn't seem to understand how the world works and where she fits in it. But, as I think about it, it's this confusing aspect of her character (as well as the others) that kept me coming back. It's not a happy story, but it's a good one.
Liz and I saw "Open Water" last night. It's a good flick that ended in a way I didn't expect. I think the whole story was an allegory to their relationship. They've always been on their own in their relationship, so when the boat leaves them they're by themselves to live in the water and what's underneath them. It's a good movie, but not the best I've seen. Again, the ending wasn't what I expected - it was quite sad and a somewhat disturbing.
* Posted at 08.29.2004 04:12:03 PM CST | Link *