This is possibly the best thing I’ve found on the internet lately, and I’m not even saying that because Alcestis is included in it: the Hipster Book Club’s holiday gift guide. Ten pages of quirky, funny book recommendations, with categories from “Geek Love” to “Ladies’ Choice” to “General Fiction.” If you want to buy books for people this holiday season but you haven’t been satisfied by the best of lists at the Times and etc., go here. You will find things to give, and you will also add many things to your own to-be-read list.
In other book news, Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden has been adapted for the screen — this interview with the screenwriter dances delicately around the question of how to adapt the work’s sex scenes, and in fact the whole relationship between the main character and his wife, given what it has been taken to suggest about Hemingway’s own relationships with women.
Speaking of adaptation: I’m not even much of a Sherlock fan, and Graham Moore’s The Sherlockian sounds like great fun.
And finally, if you need something pretty to look at, here’s the trailer for Terrence Malick’s next movie, The Tree of Life. It looks… exactly like a Terrence Malick movie. Which is more than I can say for most films.