On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous on Goodreads
Lupin on IMDb
Loki on IMDb
This week’s Pub Convos will be a little different again. After a string of sport related content, I have decided to change it up a little and write about the interesting and cool things I would recommend in terms of books, movies and TV shows. I will try to include at least one from each category so that there is something for everyone. I will also try not to include any spoilers.
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
This is a beautiful book in the form of a compilation of letters from a Vietnamese American boy to his mother who is barely literate. It captures a unique relationship between mother and son where language and prose become a barrier but also an expression of powerful feelings regarding identity, sexuality, and drugs. The book provides a brutally honest but poetic insight to coming of age as an Asian American in modern day America.
- Loki (Disney+)
The latest addition to Phase 4 of the MCU, Loki goes on a wild journey through time and space while trying to help the Time Variance Authority catch a different version of himself that has committed an atrocity against the sacred timeline. Alongside all the time travel and setting up a multiverse for future endeavours, what Marvel did exceptionally well is the character development of Loki from a villain into a character with more depth and complexity.
- Lupin (Netflix)
This brilliant French television series by Netflix breathes a breath of fresh air into the heist genre and pays tribute to one of France’s beloved literary figures: Arsène Lupin. Arsene Lupin is a cross between James Bond and Sherlock Holmes who operates as a “Gentleman Burglar”. I love the fact that it is in French and challenges the domination of English language television, just because you have to read subtitles to understand it doesn’t mean it would result in a subpar viewing experience.