Laura Adamczyk
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Laura Adamczyk is an associate editor for The A.V. Club and oversees its books section. Her short story collection, Hardly Children, was published in 2018.
Jun 18
1

“Just because something is repellent, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not enjoyable. The repulsion is, in fact, often the allure.” Read more

Apr 21
1

It’s a shame that by doing a short review of the movie, you end spoiling it for any first time viewers. This is the kind of movie where it’s best to go in blind. You really don’t know what kind of movie it is. It appears to be a film about nothing, and then just as you’re about to turn it off and watch something more Read more

Apr 20
5

Using “I’m Bad” over the footage of Jordan’s 63-point assault on the Boston Garden was an inspired choice. Likewise closing the first episode with “Sirius.” I’m hoping that the music choices hold up over the course of the show.

Apr 18
1

I only knew Dubus’ name because of his writings that ended up as screenplays. So for years, because of the films and his name, I assumed he was some old ass French guy who wrote this stuff a million years ago and it was only now coming to light with American filmmakers. Read more

Apr 17
1

D’oh. That’s what I get for thinking I spotted something (and of course, mixing up the two isn’t difficult) and not spotting that “s.” My bad!

Apr 17
5

This is one of my favorite movies. The way it conveys the numbing pain of losing a child is incredible. All the things you do to try not to think about it, but it’s an ache that never goes away. Read more

Apr 17
8

Excellent movie. I have turned a ton of people on to this one over the years. That final scene with Frank is absolutely brutal.

Jan 13
1

Read “His Dark Materials” and just couldn’t get into it.

Jan 13
1

Maybe he never planned this but it’s fascinating how this links up with that little “Lyra’s Oxford” apocrypha book he publishe 15 years ago. I went back and re-read that and then also the *other* short story be put out--”Once Upon a Time in the North”--wondering if maybe that will also get incorporated at some point.

Dec 12
1

You’re right, the GoT comparison is way off. I went into it with the same idea based off of some reviews and had to really re-jigger my brain bits to push through. Was 100% happy I did, because it turned out to be a really, really fantastic read.

Dec 11
1

Awesome roundup. Commenter honorable mention for Esme Weijun Wang’s The Collected Schizophrenias. Was hoping it would make the list! I highly recommend it.

Dec 11
1

I totally understand not wanting to wrestle with a novel when there are alternatives waiting to pick up but I would encourage you to push forward to see if it picks up for you. I was bogged down in the first maybe 200 pages or so but once things clicked it really took off. I know that sounds like a lot of leeway but I Read more

Dec 11
1

It was a tough read at first, but the rewards for sticking with it did come, and they came in spades.

Dec 11
2

I’m reading Black Leopard, Red Wolf now and it took me a lil while but I’m completely into it. I feel like it might make a better series than movie, though, but I haven’t even finished it so what do I know.

Dec 11
1

I’ve loved every other book Miriam Toews has written, but I cannot get into Women Talking. I will try again. 

Dec 11
1

Has anyone read the Charlie Jane Anders book that came out this year? I really liked All the Birds and wanted to check it out.