Jessica Day George

Thursday, June 30, 2005

How I Live Now

I have just finished the brilliant and harrowing How I Live Now, by Meg Rosoff. I can't even begin to describe it, everyone should read this book. -JDG

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Jessica Recommends

Nancy Farmer's House of the Scorpion. In a future where the druglords have founded their own country on the Mexican-U.S. border, a young boy growing up on the luxurious estate of one of the notorious El Patron learns that he is a clone . . . and that El Patron will harvest him for organs when his own 140-year-old heart finally fails. Thrilling, chilling, and even better than her wonderful The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm, which I also recommend.

Oh, and hey, I just Logan's Run last night. I haven't seen that since I was a kid. Strange, I don't remember it being quite so incomprehensible and full of boobies. But I think it's a must-see for sci fi fans, it's one of those classic stories that gets referred to and spoofed all the time. Also, the heroine's name is Jessica. Can't go wrong there!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

War of the Worlds

Anybody else think "War of the Worlds" looks cool? I agree with Eric Snider (, seeing people blasted to dust by alien lasers is AWESOME.
ps-Does anyone actually read these blogs?

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Jessica recommends....

I'm halfway through "A College of Magics" by Caroline Stevermer, and it's wonderful. It's like a combination of Evelyn Waugh and Harry Potter, with Murder on the Orient Express, if that makes any sense! I also highly recommend her joint effort with Patricia C. Wrede: "Sorcery and Cecelia", which leads one to Wrede's "Mairelon the Magician" and "The Magician's Ward".

Friday, June 24, 2005

Batman Begins

Since I no longer have Moviesurvey on which to post my film rants, I shall put them here. I just saw Batman Begins. Two thumbs, way, way up! Christian Bale is excellent as Bruce Wayne/Batman, and the rest of the cast is stellar.

With the exception of Katie Holmes. It's not the whole ikcy Tom Cruise thing, it's that she looks like she's about twelve, making her position as Assistant District Attorney ludicrous. Also, she really should wear a bra. It's not professional for an assistant DA to be walking around so . . . clearly braless.

But Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Cillian Murphy, Rutger Hauer, Liam Neeson- Bravo! An excellent adaptation of the Batman comic books.

In Good Company

This movie was harmless.


Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace are good. Hooray for them.