I am a big fan of Stephen King. I have read most if not all of his books and seen the movies that have been inspired by them. To say he is one of the masters of Suspense and Horror would be an understatement. Of course it’s 12:00 am and I can’t sleep so I’m up watching Netflix movies. No binging tonight just one movie and then sleep. This is the road that leads me to the movie A Good Marriage by Stephen King. I normally won’t watch any movies unless I’ve read the book first. I’ve broken this rule already this month when my daughter, Jhia, begged me to watch If I Stay with her. Now I’ve broken it again I’ve read the synopsis and I’m in. While the premise wasn’t all that new, the interactions between Darcy and Bob are. I was waiting for an all out War of the Roses, which by the way is another fantastic movie. I won’t spoil it for you but Darcy and Bob aren’t your typical good married couple.
Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a hidden box under a worktable and in it she discovers a trove of horrific evidence that her husband is two men—one, the benign father of her children, the other, a raging rapist and murderer. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends “A Good Marriage.”
If you haven’t read the book I still recommend watching the movie. It didn’t disappoint. If you’d like to grab it first. To order A Good Marriage ebook. Please don’t forget to check back and let us know what you think.
I am a Grammar Nazi. I admit it. I can’t stand to hear someone mispronounce words or misspell them. It just drives me crazy since there are so many ways to ensure corrections. We have instant access to Google, online dictionaries, Wikipedia and a few other sources that you would think we would never get it wrong. Yeah, right. I am even guilty of getting some words wrong. Some are people’s names so I give myself a small pass for that. My nephew Kuron does not though. I remember when I first heard Luke Kuechly’s name from the Carolina Panthers. For some reason I wanted to pronounce it Coo-chel-le. It’s actually pronounced Kek-li. You have never truly felt like a loser until you’ve been laughed at by an 11 year old. It was hysterical but just reinforces why I try to get it right. Here John Green adds just a few more that I’ve heard. How many have you mispronounced?
John Green is the master of YA novels that rip your heart out but make you happy he did. After the success of The Fault in Our Stars comes Paper Towns. Looking at the trailer they have once again manage to pick just the right people to make this into another amazing film. Paper Towns is out July 24, 2015. Take a look and decide for yourself!