March 12th, 2012



I may never get around to John Carter of Mars -- it seems to have missed the sweet spot of affection, subtle parody and genuine thrills that the first Star Wars hit exactly -- but it did generate this masterpiece of Finnish disappointment and full-on English appropriation that will live, noted in a a comment ot the NYTimes review:

It almost seems as if there is dawning a language in which we can all join, in which sense can be made in despite of grammar and vocabulary -- a pidgin of the future.  Try writing a futurist novel in this.