Alice Gomes Gomes từ Audrain County
Một yêu thích khác từ bàn tay vui vẻ của de B Bông. Mặc dù anh ấy thực hiện một số khái quát rộng rãi, tôi thấy đó là một bài đọc chu đáo và có liên quan.
I encountered this while browsing at Moe's in Berkeley, and found myself wondering whether it bettered the (excellent) movie. The answer is an unqualified yes, IMO. One of my main issues with the film was the sketchy basis for Maya's attraction to Miles. It seems much more believable and better motivated in the book, wherein we hear more of the dialog between them (sans the Pinot monologues on the porch). And this author writes fantastic dialog, full of dark humor and pathos. The dramatic tension in the book stems primarily from the opposite personalities of Miles (a writer) and Jack (an actor), two buddies on a weeklong, wine-soaked jag directly preceding Jack's marriage. Jack, a fun-loving extrovert, is primarily after one final fling, while Miles's main concern seems to be getting drunk to suppress the dual demons of his ex-wife, whom he can't get over, and his recent novel, which no one wants to publish. It makes for a fast and highly enjoyable read, but there's a lot of substance between the lines. The characters are well-drawn and the narrative is compelling. Highly recommended, particularly for anyone who enjoyed the film or has an interest in wine.