I spent the last Sunday morning of 2012 book surfing at Barnes & Noble, and I was looking for a book called A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, but it appeared it was not in stock. However, as I was looking, I stumbled upon the Dave Eggers section and picked up The Wild Things and didn’t put it down until I was finished. It’s a story most of us have been familiar with since childhood as it is a visionary adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are. It follows Max’s lonely journey through being a boy. Eggers takes us back to being eight years old through Max the main character, who is having difficulty growing up in a world he realizes he cannot control. Max is into all sorts of nostalgic shenanigans and one night after a quarrel with his mother he accidentally journeys into the unknown. The Wild Things finds a boy stumbling through the weird and dark trials of childhood. Like Maurice Sendak’s classic dark and twisted children’s story, Max finds himself at odds with several beasts. Upon crowning himself king of the wild things, Max did not comprehend how complex things could become. Overall this was an enjoyable read. Eggers does an excellent job transcending Sendak’s work into an adventurous novel about the love and hate that scars our youth, sending us screaming towards our future.
I am excited about the Indie Lunchbox for the opportunity to share ideas and art. I took an interest in Philosophy during college and really only scratched the surface, so it’s cool to dive into and discuss worlds of different ideas. I love music and writing, but I don’t pay as much attention to it as I’d like now that I’m 27 and life has grown busy, but I am hoping the Indie Lunchbox will change that. Welcome to our new adventure! It’s good to be here.
Born & raised in Upstate New York, I’ve always had a strong passion for independent music/up-and-coming music artists. I practically revolve my life around music and I’ve always been looking for a good way to share with people that have similar interests, or with anyone who is just a little curious. Take a few minutes to check out what we have to say and please feel free to leave a comment, share with your friends, or follow us on Twitter.
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