Friday, September 16, 2005

Shopgirl



I think this book is almost too good for its own good. Steve Martin (yes, the actor) has such a way with language, but he knows it. Consider these examples. Good example: "Mirabelle is tied up in Friday traffic, and this is only Thursday." That's genius! I love it! Bad example: "On the other hand, if it was her skin, then she possesses his particular intoxicant, a heady milk bath he can submerge himself in, and soak in, and drown in." Okay, that's a delightful nugget of a sentence, but it's too much... and the whole book is like that. I think Steve should tone it down in the future.

There's a movie in the works right now, starring Steve and Claire Danes as Mirabelle (she of the milky skin). I think it will be great - the descriptions of L.A. are beautiful, but the visuals will make it even more so. Can't wait for the movie, wish the book was a little lighter.

Shopgirl - B

3 comments:

Erika said...

sure, you can use the picture. just don't write anything to scandalizing ;)

Ryan D said...

From what I understand, the movie's been done for a long time, they've just waited to release it for some reason. I could be wrong of course...

Bethro said...

Hey, I loved that book. I laughed and laughed at it.