I saw No Country For Old Men last night - I went honestly not being very sure what to expect. It was deep, dark - and left me with a lot of questions. Strangely enough, this was the same feeling I had when I finished the book The Road, which I recently wrote about here. Damn if the book the movie was based on and The Road weren't written by the same author, Cormac McCarthy. I detect this is his style, kind of like as soon as you hear Rush or ZZ Top on the radio, you know it's them - kinda like that.
The weirdness didn't stop there - the weather has been a drag lately - so snowing, crummy roads. I was crawling along on the Interstate last night at 45mph on the way home from the movie thinking that I felt like I was on the "road" depicted in that dank novel...I was all alone...no one behind me, no one ahead of me - cars were streaming on the East bound lane, but not mine - alone. This day has Cormac McCarthy written all over it. No, I didn't remember that my studious brother-in-law told me that No Country for Old Men was written by him, but I did run over and order a CD book of All The Pretty Horses (another bit of McCarthy genious) - (in case you want to borrow it when I am done, Joe.) So it's been a three-fer McCarthy weekend. I thought that was crazy coincidental, wanted to share.
And as long as I am talking about books, I recently finished Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell.
I was pretty excited to read this book, the jacket reeled me in - about a woman whose child is abducted and somehow the mother "unwittingly" has a part in allowing it. I found it okay but kind of predictable. I found myself shame-shaming the main character for being so irresponsible, but I haven't walked in her shoes - so who am I to judge - but I did, couldn't help it. Considering the turmoil in this household - as the father is a criminal defense attorney who also happened to be representing a child killer - they sure left their guard down. Truly a case of "you don't know what you've got until it's gone". Thankfully they are blessed and will get a second chance to get it right - but the book doesn't leave me certain they will, get it right, that is - maybe another story.
I'm so close to writing about some knitting - I can so see the light at the end of the WIP I have on the needles - promise to be a knitter again soon:)
Meanwhile, look at the eye candy here. I'm going to have a "stash January" - as in, no new purchased yarn for me this month, not one skein. I have done some trading on ravelry - what a great thing that is - new stuff yet my wallet has stayed snapped shut. nice.