Saturday, January 26, 2008

Horror Movie of the Year

Far and away the best horror movie I've seen this year - in fact, in many years, is The Orphanage. I don't want to say anything about it for fear of giving away anything. But it is a staggering psychological study. There are virtually no cheap thrills, just a slow, mounting terror. It is amazing.

And while I'm on movies, I should list my favorites of the past year (since, for the first time, I'm not on any best-film or -script panels, so I'm not sworn to secrecy).

Best Drama: Michael Clayton.
Best Comedy: Juno.

What were your favorite movies of 2007?

Oh, and here's a great little real-life amateur detective story you might enjoy.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Advice of the Day

"Never be the brightest person in the room."
--James D. Watson

Monday, January 14, 2008

On Art and Editing....and Editing....and Editing

"Art is never finished, only abandoned."

Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Guess the Country...

...and the book.

This is one of my favorite foreign covers for one of my novels.