Monday, November 02, 2009

Cannonball Read II Preempted

So I know you're all waiting with bated breath for my first review, a curious little book called 'Farewell East End' by Jennifer Worth, but I got sidetracked this weekend into re- reading 'Measure For Measure' (which doesn't qualify as a novel) so that I can help out the Max with his IB English program.I haven't read this play since a very intensive English Lit course in university, and as always with the Bard, I'm struck by how the themes of his plays (and poetry) ring as true today as they did 400 years ago.
'Measure For Measure' is ostensibly a comedy, but there is little in the meat of the play itself that is amusing.Power, corruption, law vs. morality, cultural mores vs. individual circumstance...you could pluck out the names of Antonio, Isabel, The Duke and supplant them with any number of people who make headlines today.
At any rate, I promise to return tomorrow with my first CBII review.
"Yet (by your gracious patience)
I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver" 



4 comments:

Danica Dragonfly said...

I can see that not being a part of the CR2 is going to leave me feeling left out ... :(

brite said...

You know you could still read the books, write the reviews, iffen you like that kind of pressure. Besides, I want to know what you're reading :)

Spot said...

I have absolutely no idea what either of you is talking about. What is CR2?

I just wanted to say that I adore the "talent" poster. Brilliant!

♥Spot

brite said...

Spot,
It's the Cannonball Read from www.pajiba.com and it's for a very good cause to boot.
Here's a link to the CR2 page but I recommend you check out the rest of the site.Great reviews and a lot of crazy, scathing, bitchy people!
http://www.pajiba.com/2009-2010-cannonball-read-participants.php