Review: Night Thoughts, by Wallace Shawn
Night Thoughts is an interesting, if very slim, volume that gives us a glimpse into the thought processes of Wallace Shawn. Shawn for those of you who are not movie or theater buffs, is the actor that brought Vizzini to life in The Princess Bride and co-wrote and performed in My Dinner with Andre, which was pretty popular with the art film crowd when it opened back in the day.
Now, I do not agree with all of Mr. Shawn’s thoughts, by any means, but it is refreshing to see someone in this day and age of shooting one’s mouth off “from the hip,” so to speak, put some actual thinking behind his views.
I don’t think this book is for everyone…Shawn has some shocking and discomfiting ideas behind a lot of his views. However, if you have an open mind, and are patient, you might just enjoy this as much as I did.