It may seem a little dicey to blog about …ahem, adult situations on a public library website. Yet, after recently watching the French film Blue is the Warmest Color, I feel compelled to write something. Even though the film is easily one of the most graphic films I’ve ever seen, it is also one of the most memorable and affecting.
Blue is the Warmest Color won the big prize at Cannes, when it competed in 2013. I try to make it a habit to keep up with the winners – it is a tidy way to stay with the best in contemporary world cinema.
So then, sitting down to watch the film, I knew a little on what I was getting into: reports and reviews noted that it did push some boundaries on how much intimacy is shown. Yeah. These notices were indeed accurate. Continue reading
Librarians across the continent want you to know about Garth Stein’s new release A Sudden Light. A perfect book to curl up with this Fall.
In the summer of 1990, 14-year-old Trevor Riddell gets his first glimpse of Riddell House. Built from the spoils of a massive timber fortune, the legendary family mansion is constructed of giant, whole trees, and is set on a huge estate overlooking Puget Sound. But Trevor soon discovers there’s someone else living in Riddell House: a ghost with an agenda of his own.
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In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill. At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle. Crandle arrives at Lovecraft’s home with no knowledge of the writer or his work but is soon drawn into his distinctly unnerving world: the malevolent presence that hovers on the landing; the ever-shining light from Lovecraft’s study, invisible from the street; and visions in the night of a white-clad girl in the walled garden.
A must-read for anyone who loves Daphne DuMaurier’s Rebecca. The Broken Hours seamlessly weaves together a build up of tension with an eerie atmosphere, making it a perfect gothic tale. One of my absolute favourites!