I mentioned the film ‘District 9’ in an earlier post, but I’ve just started creating categories, so I’m going to mention it again here; an offbeat, riveting sci-fi thriller set in South Africa. It’s one third social commentary to two thirds violent bio-tech-charged chase sequence. Got to the cinema again recently – rare for me to get out twice in as many weeks – and saw ‘Away We Go’, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Dave Eggers. Definitely for mature viewers (you know who you are), it’s a slow-paced, almost aimless film that revels in character and dialogue rather than plot, but it’s well worth a watch.
If you haven’t read Dave Eggers’ ‘A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius’, then you’re missing out on a true literary treat.
I recently read ‘The Giant Under The Snow’ again, and was delighted to find it every bit as atmospheric and spellbinding as I did when I was a kid. A great book for readers young and old.