September 2, 2020

Why action heroes suck

Let me ask you something, Book Fan…

Can you think of the last time a good story scene got you all stirred up?

Maybe it was a wham-bam fight scene, a-la Jason Bourne.

Maybe it was something a bit more intimate and heated. (No judgies here!)

Maybe just a poignant one-liner that carried the weight of a whole franchise on its shoulders. (“I am Iron Man.”)

Me, I’ve always had this distinct memory of sitting there as a child, watching this action movie with my dad. (I think it was Airforce One. But that’s almost beside the point.)

Continued in full on the Sunday newsletter:


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