"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Monday, September 19, 2016

Book Reviews by Frank Funicello - A Murder Trial Out of Australia, Baseball, Kevin Costner, Cinema

Take me to the movies... and READS.

Did someone say "cinema", "baseball", "Kevin Costner", and "books"?

Frank Funicello is a relative of Annette Funicello, the star of the Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers in the 1950's. Frank has started READS, a book review blog (with occasional cinema reviews) at Past and Present Reads. Frank really knows his books and movies.

Thus far he has short takes on cinema, baseball, a murder trial, and more:
  • for Baseball fans and Kevin Costner fans, see Frank's Say it ain't so, where he writes:
    "Yesterday, the Canadian writer W.P. Kinsella passed into his own field
    of dreams.  A lot of people may have never heard of him but his novel Shoeless Joe went on to become the film Field of Dreams,
    with which many are familiar.  As often is the case, the book was
    better than the film, although the film wasn't awful, just a touch on
    the "schmaltzy" side and personally I think it was Kevin Costner's best
    movie next to his Bull Durham.
    "
  • When in Rome (or Pompeii)..... Books and Film
  • Re: Re-Reading "tasty" or "digestible" books
  • Murder, She Wrote (about)....  a murder trial out of Australia 
  • Man, that Booker on the Man Booker Prize
  • Danish, anyone? on The Danish Girl cinema film