I’m not ashamed to admit to you dudes that I cry when reading some books.
Like, for instance, the entire last third of A Prayer for Owen Meany. A more recent tearjerker is the young adult novel The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
Green rapidly is being known for writing books filled with quirky characters facing odd problems with very witty dialogue. This book, though, isn’t really that odd a problem.
It’s cancer. And the book, while a bit predictable in places, is devastating.
And now they’ve gone and made a movie about it, which surely will be a less involving affair than was the book. Considering the black, black, black humor of the source material, I’m not sure if the movie will be the type to actually make any money.
When one of the biggest running jokes is about a kid who loses his remaining eye to cancer and is blind from then on, you know you’re in some pretty dark territory. No pun intended.
So, anyway, here’s the first trailer for the movie to let you get an idea of what’s going on.
Sorry, couldn’t help myself on this one. I know I’ve been cruising the internet too much, but this stuff was just too wonderful to pass up. See, I’m a bibliophile. That is, I love books. Which means I’ve got a ton of bookcases and no one likes them but me. However, I’d love them a lot more if they were like this one.
I mean, come on. How cool is that? Answer: Very!
The way I came across this is this website called Incredible Things. It’s a place where they showcase, well, incredible things. This link will send you to a great list that showcases 20 fantastic bookcases, some so awe-inspiring you won’t believe they’re real. But they are.
Anyway, if you’ve got a few minutes to kill, go give it a look. It’s amazing.