Halloween is a time to be thankful…a time to reflect, a time to reinvest in oneself, a time to rejoice…
If you’re like me it’s a time to finish a really SCARY book about VAMPIRES called The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan and have a book club discussion at Hell’s Kitchen with your Book Club called Book Club For Hotties. This is a group of world-class literate hotties who like to 1) read, and 2) eat. (Not necessarily in that order) Books 4 Hotties is no longer just for hott babes of the female of the species either. Our first (token) male member (heh) is joining us on Sunday, and that would be my own personal lover of vampires, Steve.
I would add that The Strain is destined to be a movie, and it’s destined to be a big hit. It’s the first in a trilogy by the peoples who wrote Hell Boy I & II and Del Toro also penned Pan’s Labrynth. It has vampires, a tepid relationship between co-workers, a hot rat exterminator, and creepy rich guy who is trying to take over the world and become immortal at the same time. Mwuahhahahahaha!!! There are some problems with the book, but you should read it for yourself to find out what they are. There is a great deal of scary suspense, and it is a fast read, so I think all you non-book club types will dig it.
The Kid is dressing up as a mime or a Frenchie artist or a beatnik, he can’t really decide. He went from wanting to be a knight, to a dog, deciding to be a lab over a dalmatian, Bobo fet (sp.) from Star Wars, a Viking (not a football viking, but an Eric the Red sort), to a mime. He has a problem not talking, so I am not sure how this mime thing will work out. We saw the Masterpieces of the Louvre exhibit last night at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and thus he was inspired to go French.