“Abominable” Movie & 2nd NYTBR Post of the Evening!

Self watching an abominable Bigfoot movie called — self kids you not — “Abominable.” And the Bigfoot has just reached a big hairy paw (that looks something like Chewbacca’s) through a bathroom window where nubile teenage woman is taking a shower. Much screaming, much breaking of glass ensues. The only witness is a paraplegic neighbor who’s being severely over-medicated by his psychotic male nurse. In the meanwhile, Lance Henriksen (Yes, Lance Henrikson — the actor who played a cop in the first “Terminator” and Bishop in “Aliens”), wanders the woods with a rifle, gets eaten up in a jiffy.

But, self digresses too much. The real reason for this post is — tra-la! — self has just pulled another issue of the New York Times Book Review from her humongous pile of stuff! And this one is the issue of 4 May!

Without further ado, the list of books self is interested in reading after perusing abovementioned issue:

(1) After reading Jonathan Spence’s review of Mo Yan’s new novel, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out:

Mo Yan’s new novel, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out

(2) After reading Helen Schulman’s review of Isabel Fonseca’s novel, Attachment:

Isabel Fonseca’s Attachment

(3) After reading Francine Prose’s review of Wang Anyi’s “extraordinary” The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai:

Wang Anyi’s The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

(4) After reading Liesl Schillinger’s review of Yian Lanke’s new novel, Serve the People!:

Yian Lanke’s new novel, Serve the People!

(5) After reading Andrew Ferguson’s review of Tony Horwitz’s new book, A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World:

Tony Horwitz’s A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World

(6) After reading Amy Finnerty’s review of Nikolai Grozni’s memoir, Turtle Feet: The Making and Unmaking of a Buddhist Monk:

Nikolai Grozni’s memoir, Turtle Feet: The Making and Unmaking of a Buddhist Monk

(On flat screen HDTV, two girls down — only three more to go!!)

(7) After reading Alison McCulloch’s review of Michelle de Kretser’s latest novel, The Lost Dog:

Michelle de Kretser’s latest novel, The Lost Dog

( 8 ) After reading David Margolick’s review of Benny Morris’ 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War:

Benny Morris’ 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

(9) After reading Jennifer Gilmore’s review of Alyse Myers’ Who Do You Think You Are? A Memoir:

    Mommie Dearest, a memoir about what it’s like to have Joan Crawford as a Mum
    Alyse Myers’ Who Do You Think You Are? A Memoir

(10) After reading Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column:

    Tom Rob Smith’s first novel, “about a serial killer in Stalinist Russia,” Child 44
    Kjell Eriksson’s The Demon of Dakar, and two of his earlier crime novels, The Princess of Burundi and The Cruel Stars of the Night

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