Four Books to Read Before Seeing ‘The French Dispatch’

Four Books to Read Before Seeing ‘The French Dispatch’

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Last week, news of Wes Anderson’s latest movie hit Twitter. The movie, The French Dispatch, accompanied by Anderson’s screenplay of the same name, will be released in July of this year. However, in the meantime, it’s best to prepare yourself for the wonderfully quirky vibes Anderson will be dishing out with some equally quirky books.   Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Image via Penguin Random House While we all love Anderson’s take on this story, the original is just as fun. The children’s novel follows the sly but funny Mr. Fox. As a means to feed his wife and …

Author Fight Club: Dr. Seuss vs Roald Dahl

Author Fight Club: Dr. Seuss vs Roald Dahl

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Ignoring the broader themes of Chuck Palahniuk seminal work, Fight Club, we’re going to do what we do best and have two people fight each other. Since we can’t talk about Fight Club (see rules one and two), we’re going to write about it. Specifically, we’re going to have two writers fight each other. Three rounds will determine their strength as we go through their power as description, their distinctive style, and their impact on the world at large. Then, they’re going to beat the snot out of each other. In one corner we have the creator of James and …