Easter is past with all its relaxing dog petting and food eating in front of HGTV. I am back having read the entirety of The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco and having watched the first three episodes of iZombie. So here are my Wednesday recommendations:
The Name of the Rose: This book is about an investigative monk and his innocent sidekick trying to solve a spate of murders in a 14th century monastery. There is also a huge library built to be an unbeatable labyrinth and lots and lots of corruption and religious debate. The book is full of shivery and very erudite and better people than I have reviewed it in far more detail and with far more skill. All I will say is check it out, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
iZombie: Do not be fooled by this show’s placement on the CW. The comic-book inspired series boasts some snappy writing and some forays into darkness that can be found in a CW show but are more often buried beneath beautiful people being sexy with each other. The show is about a zombie who still retains her original intelligence and personality as long as she has a steady supply of brains, thus her job working in the morgue where no one misses the tasty morsels she consumes. The show takes a cool turn, though. When she eats a brain she absorbs some of the brain’s memories and characteristics. Basically: eat an artist and remember the beautiful woman he was having an affair with while you paint a passionate canvas. That sort of thing. This leads her to help solve the murders of some of the less lucky denizens of her slab. This show was unexpectedly good and it just started so you can get in at the ground floor. Check it out.
Well, have a good Wednesday friends. I hope that helps get you over the hump.