18 October 2012

Parenthetical of the day

"(By the way, does it bother anyone else that there is a rather famous English novelist named Julian Barnes? They may as well have named the character Martina Amis.)"
--Accurate critique of the new ABC show "Nashville," in which one of the main characters is a Taylor Swiftian pop star named Juliette Barnes, by Max Weiss for Vulture. I assume Martina Amis is the name of that ingenue waitress whose boyfriend got so angry at her for being great. Don't keep Martina down, world!

2 comments:

henry de graaf said...

If you want a zany look at the "pop world", read "Star Island" by Carl Hiaasen. In it a pop star who can't sing and lip synchs her way through concerts has a double who makes appearances while the star is in rehab.

Ellen said...

This sounds right up my alley. Thanks, Henry!