Jan. 9th, 2014

mishak: (gotplur)
I loved the Spring Breakers movie, I’m serious I think it’s a genuinely good film. It could be this generation’s Less Than Zero. I find myself doing that, now and again, wondering about present-day analogues to notable influences when we were growing up in the 80s. Like, Perks of Being A Wallflower could be this generation’s Breakfast Club. Broadly speaking, I think Young Adult novels these days are significantly better than what I read when I was a kid. My main data point, of course, is Harry Potter. I loved my Narnia and Wrinkle In Time books, but Harry Potter blows them away in with depth, emotional content, and just plain fun. Though it may not be fair to compare fantasy written in the 50s and 60s to stuff written today, especially a phenomenon like Harry Potter. But still. The Terry Brooks and Piers Anthony stuff I was reading way back when is considerably surpassed by Guy Gavriel Kay and George RR Martin’s books now. Are books really getting better all the time, or am I just reading them better than when I was a teenager? Possibly both.

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