Day 96 - Shawshank Redemption - getting to the end

The second type of guy knows that there is no harm in hoping for the best as long as you are prepared for the worst

(p. 88, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption – Stephen King)

I have known this particular phrase / quote for a long time now. I finally found the source (or it could be older than even this book!) In any case, it is a GREAT quote to live by.

(27th May, 2017) I have now read about 100-110 pages of the book. Dufresne has made the escape, Red is merely tying up all the knots. I have read the whole book (almost) on my phone, and I didn’t check where the book ends. So I am going by the rough metric that this book is about 180 pages long, I could be horribly wrong. I would prefer for the book to be shorter. Not because the book is bad (IT’S NOT!) but because a book ending before you expected it to is rather convenient! (considering that I am two books behind schedule, I would like to keep it that way atleast and not fall back even further!)

The book has been surprisingly graphic and I am glad I didn’t watch the movie. I will probably not watch the movie even after because I know the story and only the gory details of him coming into the prison, the sisters etc will be new to me.

(24th May, 2017) I am booked for a showing of The Circle tomorrow night. It has been rather shady movie till now. Except for the fact that Emma Watson joins a company led by Tom Hanks and that the company is doing something with incredibly small cameras and a speech that ends with

Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better

I know nothing about the premise. Alien: Covenant was the exact same thing to me, I hadn’t even read the plot synopsis anywhere before going to the movie because I thought it would give away too much. I have watched The Circle’s trailer and it’s suspiciously less tech and more gimicks and punch lines. Companies that do that are generally upto no good. Detailed review of The Circle coming up tomorrow.

POST #96 is OVER