**_Looks great and is well...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
**_Looks great and is well acted, but the pacing is turgid_**
>_I raise my stein to the builder who can remove ghettos without removing people as I hail the chef who can make omelettes without breaking eggs._
- Robert Moses; Open letter to Robert Caro, refuting many of the claims in Caro's biography of Moses, _The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York_ (August 26, 1974)
>_Have you ever felt, in the course of reading a detective novel, a guilty thrill of relief at having a character murdered before he can step onto the page and burden you with his actual existence? Detect__ive stories always have too many characters anyway. And characters mentioned early on but never sighted, just lingering offstage, take on an awful portentous quality. Better to have them gone._
- Jonathan Lethem; _Motherless Brooklyn_ (1999)
In his introduction to _The Wire: Truth Be Told_ (the official companion book to the greatest TV show ever...