The My Movie of the title without doubt refers to the recurrent element of the “movie” in the short stories, but it’s also a way to explain that what we are “seeing” is the movie of the main characters, their story like in a private screening. Most of the time there is no recollection of the setting or the time, but simple since, when “you” are thinking, you don’t describe the outside world, you “are” in that world, no need to describe it to yourself. So that is the feeling, looking at things through the eyes of who is living them.
Another recurrent point is the past time; some of the story are between the ’70 and ’90, pre-and-during the apex of the AIDS plague, maybe since people before were more innocent, and people after couldn’t forget. AIDS changed the lives of many, and broke the lives of many others, and who survived was never again the same.
So no, you will probably not have the same smile I had while reading Bob, the Book, but you will nevertheless experience something of important, David Pratt’s own movie life.
Amazon: My Movie
Amazon Kindle: My Movie
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions (March 15, 2012)
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