Thursday, April 20, 2006


Hmmm...I'm not quite sure how I felt about Shopgirl. I haven't seen the film yet, but I was curious about how Steve Martin is as a writer, so I decided to read the novel. It's a short read (just about 100 pages) but much darker than I expected. There is some complexity to the characters, but the ending leaves you wondering exactly what the point of the story was, or if maybe there was some message that you missed. I must say, however, that Steve Martin's writing was better than I thought it would be, though it's perhaps not going to win any awards.

I would say this is definitely worth a read if you're curious, and based on the positive reviews it got on Amazon, maybe you'll find something to the novel that I didn't.

I think I'll try renting the film soon so I can compare.


Mande's J-Life said...

Hi! (I noticed you are blogrolled on one of my regular reads and I'll just start by commenting about this post.) The one and only broadway show I have ever seen was actually an off-off broadway show that was written by Steve Martin. I was surprised also to find that he had taken to writing, and this was back in 1995. I don't remember the title of the show, but I remember that it was so much different than anything else he'd done.

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