Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline
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So it's like 'Crash,' only not stupid?

Was reading this book review in Entertainment Weekly, which included the following incomprehesible assertion:
"Told in pitch-perfect alternating voices — I could read a whole novel just about Luis — Rise is reminiscent of the divisive movie Crash. But McBride loves her characters well, and one feels her own sense of anguish as they hurtle toward catastrophe. Her language is never trite, and the life lessons aren't slick."
Okay, I'm confused; you say it's like Crash, and then you say it's not trite. How is that even possible? Is it like Crash or isn't it? Make up your mind and then get back to me, thank you very much.

I mean, it sounds like an interesting book, but comparing it to a movie I loathe makes me hesitant to give it a look. If it is like Crash, I don't want to waste my time on it.
Tags: books, films, idiocy
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