RIP Begins With The Changeling and Twin Peaks

Hello again! Happy Sunday. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe from storms. The weather is gray here but not too bad so far. Hurricanes don't touch us much until October. 

The girl is back in school. I'm hoping for a good academic year. Last year was pretty stressful. A teacher can make or break a year for someone as anxious as my child. And one of hers last year made me want to pull my hair out. So far, she seems optimistic about her classes. Fingers crossed!!!

I've finished one book for RIP XII already. Yay! An audio of The Changeling by Victor Lavalle. Here's the scoop.

Once upon a time, a man and his wife lived in the magical land of New York City. They recently became parents. They lived happily until the mother started behaving strangely. She declared that their baby wasn't a real baby. Her husband began to worry. One day the mother did a terrible thing and then disappeared. Her husband goes on a quest to find her that leads him to unfamiliar lands and horrible creatures.

So, yes, this is a modern fairy tale. Not the Disney sort, but more of the Grimm's variety. When I started The Changeling, it read as any novel of a modern couple falling in love and starting a family. Apollo has issues, his father left his mother when he was young. Emma has a hard time adjusting to being a working mom. Normal stuff. It was moving at a snail's pace and I wondered if it was going anywhere. Then it got Bon...kers! BONKERS! I don't want to give too much away but it's a for real fairy tale. The kind you would hear on Myths and Legends Podcast (which, btw, is very good). Dark and full of wtf moments.

I found The Changeling enjoyable for the most part. It was slow at times, but when there was action, it was intense. Fairy tales always have a message, usually a heavy handed one, and this one is no exception. What is a good parent? How does the past shape the parent we become? And just for fun, are you posting on Facebook too much? (Answer: Yes, you are.)

Warning for those with small children: you might want to sit this one out if little ones in peril make you upset. I know I wouldn't have been able to read this when my girl was a baby.

The author is also the narrator, which I'm just realizing now. He was actually pretty good. That's not always the case. 
And I watched the finale of Twin Peaks: The Return. I don't even know.

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Those are all my thoughts.

Did you watch Twin Peaks, 2017? How are you holding up?


6 comments:

  1. I have never seen Twin Peaks to this day! The return sounds very confusing indeed, which isn't necessarily a draw to me, so I may stick to my no-Twin-Peaks record for a while longer yet. :p

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    1. I sort of watched it when I was young and had no idea what was happening. Then I watched it again a few years ago. I felt like I had to complete the series.

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  2. I didn't get into the new Twin Peaks. I figured the old series had more than enough WTF moments to last me a lifetime.

    You do make me want to read The Changeling now though. You know how I love dark and disturbing!

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  3. I wanted to watch Twin Peaks but then realized I don't have the channel it's on. Not too good?

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    1. I don't even know what to tell you. Do I recommend it? I don't know. There were great moments and wtf moments. If you can get it somehow in the future, I would say give it a try. I don't have the channel either and had to pay for an app here in Canada to watch it.

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