Well It has been a while since I promised that I would post to my blog! I hope that it is not too rusty and that you are all going to forgive my lateness and obviously a once a week report as I hoped it would be.
So what has happened over the last year i hear you ask? The news is I have started a new job, considered training to become a parapsychologist and getting married. In between other things have happened too…
In terms of books I discovered the realms of an ebook reader; opening doors to a new dimension of reading pleasure. because of my reader I can take a whole library with me wherever I go.
One of the best books I have read this year is ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern (no relation to S. Morgenstern of Princess bride fame). This book is a truly magical story filled with fantasy, love, death and dual narratives. I cannot say too much about this book as it would spoil the plot. All I can say is look past the chick lit style cover and give this a go.
In other books… It was sad news this year as one of my favorite authors James Herbert passed away. His latest book ‘Ash’ continued the adventures of David Ash parapsychologist and converted skeptic. The book was a good installment into the Herbert library featuring usual spectral mischief, romantic encounters and this time celebrity scandal. It is a shame that this will be the last David Ash installment as I feel the character has much more to offer.
In film news everyone has been talking this year about one Musical phenomenon ‘Les Miserables’ and yes they are miserable or as it translates ‘The Weak’. This is truly and engaging story with plenty to offer with moving performances and stunning orchestral sounds. I don’t really have too many bad thoughts about this production and felt that it was a good adaption of the stage musical with elements of Hugo’s book.
Next time I will be discussing Dan Brown, you can all guess the book in hand, how Neighbours can be good friends and the rise of Star Trek.