Hello all. Aren’t movie-buffs and bookworms one of the best people to hangout with? We all are both, up to some degree and have at least one favourite movie or a book, of our own.
I am a self-confessed one of both kinds too and take pride in that.
In this segment of the blog, I would give out 2 movie and 2 book recommendations each week. This is in hope that you, the reader, would hopefully feel motivated to watch/read one, over the weekend.
So, enjoy the updates and may the force be with you.
Movie Recommendations of the Week
#9 Pulp Fiction (1994)
IMDb Rating- 8.9\10
“The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.”
“In-arguably the best work of the master director Tarantino, this film was a milestone crime-drama genre with well-written and beautifully constructed, inter-twining story-lines. This film also contains one of the best and my personal favorite monologue- spouted by Samuel l. Jackson- the bad-ass (but fictional) bible-verse of ‘Ezekiel 25:17′”.
#10 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
IMDB Rating- 8.9\10
“A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery.”
“Long considered the magnum opus of Western Cinema pioneer Sergio Leone, this 2h 41 min-long film is a visual treat for any fan of the Western genre. Standout performances by the ultimate bad-ass of Hollywood, Clint Eastwood & Eli Wallach carrying out helluva eccentric role, this film is a must-watch.”
Book Recommendations of the Week
#9 The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith , J. K. Rowling
Goodreads Rating- 3.8\5
“A BRILLIANT DEBUT MYSTERY IN A CLASSIC VEIN: DETECTIVE CORMORAN STRIKE INVESTIGATES A SUPERMODEL’S SUICIDE.
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office.
Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man.
You may think you know detectives, but you’ve never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you’ve never seen them under an investigation like this. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.”
#10 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Goodreads Rating- 3.9\5
““They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved and how. And how much.”
The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, fraternal twins Esthappen and Rahel fashion a childhood for themselves in the shade of the wreck that is their family. Their lonely, lovely mother, Ammu, (who loves by night the man her children love by day), fled an abusive marriage to live with their blind grandmother, Mammachi (who plays Handel on her violin), their beloved uncle Chacko (Rhodes scholar, pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher), and their enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun and incumbent grandaunt). When Chacko’s English ex-wife brings their daughter for a Christmas visit, the twins learn that things can change in a day, that lives can twist into new, ugly shapes, even cease forever, beside their river…”