In 30 Words: Zadie Smith, Sigur Ros

5 Mar

from my page Media Reviews in 30 Words. Check the rest out. More to come shortly.

bBooks: The Book of Other People, ed. Zadie Smith
Strikingly familiar yet woven throughout the world—global and intimate. The characters created are more real than Mom or Dad. Exquisite writing, mostly, especially in “Frank,” “Lele” and “Puppy.”

mMusic: Sigur Ros, Med suf ieyrum vid spilum endalaust.
Different, but settles—moves abstractly, as if directionless. But props for vibraphone on Track 2 and heavier rhythm/pace. Favorite part = the cover. Sigur Ros fans won’t be disappointed.

Stay tuned for reviews of Portico Quartet’s Knee-Deep in the North Sea, Andrew Bird’s Noble Beast, Revolutionary Road, Poets Picking Poets from McSweeney’s, and Drown, by Junot Diaz.

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