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The Adult Readers' Blog
If you want a happy ending,that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. –Orson Welles
Orson Welles was a man before his time. An innovator. A complicated man with tremendous talents and appetites. He chewed up the stage, the movies, and radio. Whatever your opinion of Mr. Welles, as an artist or a man, he changed all three forever. Director Richard Linklater credits Welles as a forerunner of the Indie film movement. He spent most of his life fighting the studios. He had to scuffle to find backers to continue work on his own projects. Welles would have welcomed the current era of crowdfunding and his own story might have had a different ending.
Orson Welles 100th birthday is on May 6. Two new books and a documentary will be released in May:
- Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News by A. Brad Schwartz
- Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of the Other Side of the Wind by Josh Karp
- Magician:The Astounding Life and Work of Orson Welles: a documentary by Chuck Workman on DVD & Bluray arrives on May 26.
- Richard Linklater directed the 2008 film Me and Orson Welles
Sentinel: A Spycatcher Novel
Written by an ex- MI6 field agent, Matthew Dunn, this spy thriller exudes authenticity. Trained to be the ultimate spy, Will Cochran is sent to Russia on a fool’s errand: to find a deep cover agent who has betrayed the U. S. and wants to start a war. Not only does Cochran face geographic and physical odds in Russia, political and economic tensions at home, he is up against the clock, and it is ticking!
Dan Brown’s latest, The Inferno follows the pattern of Brown’s other thrillers. There is an intellectual puzzle to be solved while baddies chase and threaten the good guys. The fate of the world is in Langdon’s hands and hands of the brilliant Sienna Brooks, who accompanies him. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, specifically “Inferno”, is the key to deciphering an obscure message left by an obsessed scientist, Zorbrist, who is intent on saving the world by destroying it. The chase and race is on… through the streets, alleyways, secret underground passages, hidden doors and tombs of Florence, Venice, and Istanbul.
Along the way Langdon delivers a running commentary on the rich history of the Italian Renaissance, Christian, and Islamic art. The abundance of information can distract from the plot versus enrich. I would recommend reading this book for the excitement of the chase, the clues and the underlying theme, but not the convoluted plotting.
Real Snacks: Make Your Favorite Childhood Treats Without all the Junk
Twinkie lovers’ have no fear – you can make your own at home, and guess what? You’ll know exactly what’s in them. This cookbook includes recipes for all kinds of “junk food” of your youth, made with healthier ingredients. There are gluten and dairy free options too.