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Scream and shout

The novel Fifty Shades of Grey did not become a best seller because of its subtlety and good taste.

(From what I’ve heard)

But I have to admit, the first poster for the movie — set to premier in 2015 — is remarkably restrained…

Fifty Shades poster…except for the lettering at the top, which I understand to be a direct quote from the book.

Did Mr. Grey shout it at Anatasia?  It certainly looks like it, in that large, all-caps font.  Everyone knows all-caps means somebody’s yelling.

But considering the film’s subject matter, maybe that was the producers small nod to all the screaming that lies ahead.

Wink, wink, nudge, nudge — know what I mean?

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Parenthood

Got a book recommendation for you.

It was an impulse buy in an airport bookstore.  But Amazon.com recommended it to me a few weeks later…

So obviously it was a good choice.

defending jacobIn Defending Jacob, Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is a pillar of the community.  He’s happily married to Laurie with a teenage son named Jacob.

Life is good.

Then one of his son’s classmates is murdered, and Jacob is the prime suspect.

Regardless of the mounting evidence, Andy’s belief in his son’s innocence cannot be shaken.  I found his blind faith at the same time completely believable and infuriating.

Andy and his wife come to realize they don’t know their son.  Laurie and Jacob don’t know everything about Andy, either.  It is an unpredictable and heartbreaking story…

Expertly told.