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!


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!