I finished The Turn of the Screw tonight (only a month behind schedule). The ending is... ambiguous. I vaguely remembered hearing that there were multiple ways to interpret the story; now that I've finished it, I've poked around on the internet and read some of the existing theories. Some seem valid, others rather a stretch. I need to discuss it with someone.
It was pretty good, but James' style of writing takes some adjusting to. His sentences are long and winding, full of commas.
I finished My Year of Flops a few days ago. Since it was mostly a collection of essays, it wasn't like it built to one big conclusion I can comment on. But it remained entertaining and interesting throughout. After reading it, I definitely want to seek out some lesser-known, impossible-sounding films like "The Apple." I even kind of want to see "Elizabethtown" (he opens the book by ripping on it, then reconsiders it in the final essay, and finds it does have some charm).
I still have At Home to finish. Enjoyable, solid. Not especially fast-paced. I'm excited to finish it, though, as I used some birthday Borders gift cards to stock up on novels to read. Up first, probably, is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Oh no: I just double-checked the spelling of his name on wikipedia and may've accidentally read a spoiler. I really, really hope not.
Well, anyway, I get to spend the long weekend reading and relaxing and visiting with family. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!