UFO in Her Eyes

I recently discovered Xiaolu Guo, thanks to this excellent long read on the Guardian, so I proceeded to read Ufo in Her Eyes and watched the film as well. I’ve always been interested in how novels can be made into films, but I rarely encountered authors who were actually able to work the magic all by themselves.

On one side I’m fascinated by how accomplished Guo is in both forms of art (this must be my interdisciplinary period in life), on the other hand I’m attracted by the differences in plot, visual imagery or tune, as they come from the same (meta) author (this must be me clinging to the postmodern).

Anyway, I find the absurd to be strangely comforting, these days.