Last Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Over the weekend, I finished reading Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing, a beautiful heartache of a novel that I can’t recommend enough. I love Ward’s ability to overlay the real and the imagined until memory, place, and dream all collide. [Kate Bernot]
A Wrinkle In Time
What did you guys think of the new A Wrinkle In Time movie? I saw it and am conflicted. My husband wanted to know why that book resonated so much with women my age, and I told him, “Because of the brilliant young female protagonist, duh.” Brown hair, glasses, kinda awkward, short temper? Dude, I was Meg Murray. So I had a high level of expectation for the adaptation of a book I’ve loved for decades. There were parts I liked, especially Chris Pine, and I thought Camazotz was well-done. But did anyone else think the three Mrs. were just way too into themselves with their own awesomeness? I dunno. Maybe I have to see it again. But my daughter, who only read the book once, really liked it. So I would say, take a kid, they’ll probably love it. But you might have a hard time divorcing the movie from the book, if you’re a longtime A Wrinkle In Time admirer like myself. [Gwen Ihnat]