I’m beginning to work my way through John Green’s novels. (Just started Looking for Alaska, really.) Over the years I’d become a fan of the video blogs (vlogs) he and his brother Hank have been doing for many years.
Today’s vlog is a departure for John. Normally delivered on-camera, with multiple jump cuts to take the air out of the presentation and keep it lively and interesting, this one (as you’ll see above) is quite a departure. And it’s a masterpiece, I think. A real gem of a video essay. I’m seeing that skill as a writer in his novel too. It’s nice to be on a ride with a driver who knows the road and takes you to interesting places.
I hope you enjoy it too.