Well, the Cavs made a move. Glad they didn’t get Stoudemire, glad that Z can come back in 30 days (and I hope he does) and hoping Antawn Jamison turns out to be the missing piece the Cavaliers need to take it all the way to the next level.
Movie recommendation: I finally got to see the Gerard Depardieu “Cyrano de Bergerac” and, well, I’m in love with this movie and I don’t care who knows it. I can’t believe Cyrano thought he was ugly, nose or no nose …
If I were available, I’d go for this guy. How could you not like someone with that much panache, that much style, such a large heart — far larger than his nose — and who really lived! Truly a lovely movie and the Anthony Burgess-penned subtitles were great! I have to see it again, so I can listen to the dialogue more. Don’t be intimidated by the French language; it’s a very accessible movie even if all you can do is read the subtitles. Hard to choose a “best scene”, but my favorite was the sequence where he insults himself and his nose … he does this one bit where he looks like an overawed child looking up at the L’Arc De Triomphe: “How much to tour the monument?” I really liked that; I guess it’s a “Le coeur a ses raisons, que la raison ne connaît point” thing. Your mileage may vary!
In other news: Joe Hill, Stephen King’s son and a pretty good writer on his own, has a new book out called “Horns”. It’s my BOMC selection this month, and I’m really looking forward to getting it. I liked “Heart Shaped Box” better than anything Stephen King’s put out lately — sorry, Steve. The only one of his recent books that I even remotely liked was “Duma Key”. I tried on “The Cell”, “Under the Dome” and “Lisey’s Story”, but no go. I did at least finish “Lisey”, but as with “Duma”, the territory’s been explored already, and King’s issues with finishing his stories showed up very strongly, IMHO.
I think the last thing of King’s I really liked was “Insomnia”. I know that’s not a general favorite, even with King himself, but I really loved the characters and even if the plot dipped into Gunslinger territory (another non-starter for me) it didn’t keep me from enjoying it. So we’ll see what Joe Hill’s new book has to offer!