Two books, two films, four quicktakes

I will close out 2017 with a couple of QuickTakes. First up is the book and film The Glass Castle. Book The Glass Castle written by Jeannette Walls (Previously reviewed here) Film The Glass Castle writers Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham directed by┬áDestin Daniel Cretton Rating ***** It’s been six years since I read […]

Review of The Glass Castle

The book starts out with a scene that immediately casts the author in a negative light. She is riding in a taxi and spots her mother digging through trash. The author hadn’t seen her mother in months, but instead of stopping and coming to her aid, she has the taxi turn around and speed off in the opposite direction. Only after reading the book do you understand the reasoning behind that opening scene and realize that it is the perfect opening.