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RECKLESS DREAMING based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Book reviewers often use such constructions as, In this book Proust meets Faulkner or Beckett meets Kafka etc., etc. Sometimes I find such constructions to be an irritating and cheap way to avoid doing the hard work involved in any real analysis, but often they are a fast way to transmit information and to orient the reader. So, in this new screenplay by Nick David I might say, Alfred Hitchcock meets David Lynch via Antonioni’s Blowup. Or maybe David Lynch meets Robin Williams, since the author (Nick David) acted with Robin Williams years ago, and there are several parts in Reckless Dreaming that the young Robin Williams could play to perfection, especially the Robin Williams of the searing film Seize the Day based on a Saul Bellow book. I am traditional enough in my literary tastes to prefer a straightforward narrative and well-developed characters (as in Saul Bellow, for example). I wondered if I would find that in Reckless Dreaming, with its promise of a mysterious chess match and fate shaped by Tarot cards. Nor did I find reassuring the word “dreaming” in the title. But the narrative line is clean and clear and pushes the reader on through mystery, erotic play, humor, and a poignant but satisfying ending. The chess match is easy for the non-player to follow, and all one needs to know about Tarot cards is supplied in the text and in their wonderful reproduction in color on the back cover. I hope someday to see this screenplay in the theater, but in the meantime it is a superb piece of literature as it stands