While on vacation I read quite a few books, listened to music and watched quite a few movies. I thought I’d point a few gems to you all:
Rodéo Boulevard has a really good rythm to it. I just discovered Anis and I can’t really even tell you what the music genre would be. French reggae blues ? Cergy-rap ? Don’t know. But it’s good.
The Night Watch and its sequels (Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Last Watch) are a great mix of russian fiction, modern-day magic and classical vampire stories. Don’t be fooled though, it’s unlike anything you’ve read before. The sequels are actually really good and the book series much more complex than the movies (and much better, it goes without saying).
Old Boy is just incredible. The main characters is locked up for 15+ years for no particular reason (it seems) and with no contact with the outside world. Eventually he gets out and sets out to understand why he was jailed and who was his captor. Nothing is what it seems and the end is more twisted that you’ll ever imagine. A lot more. Incredible movie, funny movie, tragic movie. Captivating.