I find a sick serendipity to have finished reading The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, followed by North Korea going the full cuckoo. Maybe they need to read this book. Does anyone know if it has been translated into Korean?
A predominant bud on its theme tree is mankind’s feverish need to . . . → Read More: Hilarity, or war?
The new reboot of Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, has recently aired on Channel 10.
Taking Holmes out of England and to the US is the major change to the plot line of the bastion of English detective fiction. This is not the only change they’re enacting. Watson is a charming ex-surgeon, played by Lucy Liu. And . . . → Read More: Changing the unchangeable
In preparing for my brief stay in hospital this week, I bought an iPad and downloaded some ebooks. I bought eight new ones (suddenly got hooked on John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War series) and downloaded nine free ones, mostly classics (and one zombie novella because it was free and had zombies). And, as I was . . . → Read More: What to read?
On Sunday night, Ms Bubbles made the following comment on the tweeter:
So I thought libraries would have some sort of rules in place as to what children could borrow? I’m slightly disturbed my 12 yr old cousin has borrow[ed] a James Patterson book from the library. I don’t think that is right ….
I . . . → Read More: Prescriptive Manuscriptive
I want to revisit something that came to my attention regarding THAT book. Now we’ve already covered the book’s quality a few weeks ago, so I’m going tangential (I know, so unlike me.).
I saw an article a couple of weeks ago around ‘mummy porn’ vs ‘daddy porn’ around which I wanted to centre this . . . → Read More: 50 Smacks of Hypocrisy
You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the furore surrounding the bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey.
I have read a bit of this book. I refuse to read any more as it’s the most badly written, misogynistic, infantile, unrealistic, boring piece of monkey faeces that it has ever been my . . . → Read More: Fifty Shades of WTF
I’d like today to pose a question for everyone because, like most stuff I ramble on about on here, I was looking some stuff up last night on the Interweb and got sidetracked, which eventually led me to:
Now I’ve no problem with Mr Fonzarelli himself. After all, he was exuding awesome before Barney . . . → Read More: Jumping the Shark
When seeing a movie based on a book, most of the initial audience has read the book.
Sometimes, with lack of time and knowledge of the book’s existence, you may see the movie first.
It is a real frustration of many fans of a series or book when the movie does not live up to . . . → Read More: Mistaken fictional identities
Over Easter I reread JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series and I must say, I think the woman is a genius and the series is a masterpiece.
The whole series is clever. Incredibly clever. From the names of places (like Knockturn Alley and Diagon Alley which, I admit, I didn’t ‘get’ for a couple of years) . . . → Read More: Masterpiece or Mulch?