Reviews by rwright
Nice Disney take on a classic work of children's literature. Has become an American cultural touchstone and holds up to repeat viewings. Nice one for young kids (especially those secretly convinced their stuffed animals are alive).
Okay, you already know this music is weird. But it's a kind of good-weird. I think. Definitely interesting.
A revenge fantasy, plain and simple, dressed up as a kind of odd "morality thriller." Both characters come out of the film detestable, although the text seemed to want me to sympathize and identify with the girl torturer. One of the worst films I've seen in years, despite some nice cinematography.
Shadow feels like a bit of a weak protagonist, but his journey is a classical mythic landscape and the characters he encounters along his way enchant and amaze. I am a big Gaiman fan and would recommend this book to those looking for a way into his large body of work.
Murakami manages to marry dreamlike plots with action-packed, adventurous writing full of cultural references and wit. This was one of the best novels I've ever read, hands down. Highly recommended.