EPISODE 60: TWICE UPON A TIME

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    This week the Disco Trio heads to their tablets and phones.

    The Atavist publishes digital essays, articles and books. One of their latest, most experimental pieces was written by Hari Kunzru. Twice Upon a Time is equal parts poem, musical experience, essay, and memoir.

    The discussion begins with the piece itself, then moves to the broader question of form. Should we be swiping and listening while we read?

    Up first, Julia gives a short recap of her time on the open seas. Then it’s a traditional Bookshelf Revisit: Rider talks about his time as a werewolf, Julia gets poetic, and Tod loves the 4th of July.

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1 Response to Episode 60: Twice Upon a Time

  • KiKi wrote on August 7, 2014 at 7:58 //

    I think “Fight Club” was a better movie than the book. I love the book, but being a visual person, the movie just worked better for me. I think I prefer the ending in the book, but still like the movie better. I also prefer “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” in movie form. I think it was Rider who mentioned short stories sometimes being better movies because there is so much room for interpretation. This one totally fits that bill for me. It isn’t the greatest work in the Fitzgerald canon in my opinion and the movie sold the story for me more than the prose, though the prose is beautiful throughout. I prefer the “Silence of the Lambs” movie for a plethora of reasons, most of which I can’t even expatiate at the moment. I will say that for me, Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter was much more intense than Lecter on the page. Finally, I think “The Notebook” was a much better movie than book. I think the chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams is the main selling point for me. I saw the movie before I read the book and I was wildly disappointed the entire I was reading the book. That was my first (and last) experience with a Nicholas Sparks book and his writing just isn’t for me, so I might be biased.