I Get Email

Hey, I just found your blog on atheism and was wondering if you would be interested in a link exchange in our blogrolls. Let me know.

In reason,

OH YOU MEAN I CAN BE ON A BLOGROLL SOMEWHERE? Hooray! This is the best day of my life ever. To think that one day I would be able to get my blog on somebody else’s blogroll. I’m gonna call everyone in my family to tell them about this!

(It sucks when you’re dealing with atheists because you can’t tell them to go to hell.)

BTW, asking me for a link exchange just means that I will never go to your blog. I’ve never met a link exchange spammer who had anything to offer anybody except annoyance.

You Can’t Please Everyone – The Scarlet Letter

One star Amazon reviews of classic movies, music and literature. Today we take a look at The Scarlet Letter:

This book is like a bad soap. No action. No drama. Very predictable. It is about a woman who cheated on her husband with another man. The baby dad is the preacher. Why the couple couldn’t have gotten a divorce is beyond me.

I’m sure I would be able to understand the vivid descriptions and symbolism in this book much better, if Hawthorne were not writing in some sort of moon man language. I don’t know about the production of narcotics in the 1800’s, but I honestly think that Hawthorne wasn’t on a natural high if you know what I’m saying.

It is my invariably correct opinion that the so-called author responsible for this overly extravagant and flamboyant style of writing should be dragged into the street and summarily executed, with EXTREME prejudice, for crimes against humanity and the English language.

Throughout this entire book, one part of my brain was in a state of wonder, trying to imagine how anyone could make a book about scandal, sin, adultery, public shame and cowardice so dull. To finish the book was a test of will, and was accomplished because I hate to leave things undone.

I just thought it didn’t do a very good job of saying what it was trying to say. It was unnecessarily vague (what is the reason behind trying to confuse somebody?), wordy, high-flown and just too big. The story could have been told more effectively as a short story, even half the length. I don’t reccommend.

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