One paragraph reviews on art, movies, books, and pop culture by a know-nothing who knows it all

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Bye-bye "Lullaby"

Synopsis: reporter and real estate agent try to track down published poem that kills people after they hear it. Really glad that's over. 260 pages (with a lot o' padding) of a story that probably would've been great if it were about 200 pages shorter. There was a lot of repetition; the book was like a pop song with one or two great lyrics that the singer keeps singing again and again and again and....again. A few of these "lyrics" I kinda liked though, such as when he calls his neighbors "noise-oholics and quiet-phobes." He describes their addiction to noise: booming rap beats, screaming laughter on TV as the noise bombards him. I liked that--noise-oholics. (Image via