A few quick reviews of things I’ve read or watched recently…
(The DVDs fall into the category of “I’ve been meaning to watch that; I’ll buy that if it’s less than $10. Ooh, there it is!” One book was borrowed, the other I got for Christmas.)
A Hard Day’s Night — got this cheap on Amazon, and thought the kids would enjoy it, which they did. Occasionally the accents are a tad hard to follow, but the antics of the Beatles, together with Paul’s “very clean” grandfather got some laughs. And because it’s based loosely on the real life experiences of The Beatles, it’s also a view into life in 1960s Britain.
Tron — found this cheap in JB Hifi. It smells a bit of 80s computer-age wonder cash-in, with users having real beings inside the computer who run all their jobs. But it was quite enjoyable, and very interesting graphics for a 1982 film.
A Nest of Occasionals, Tony Martin — very funny stuff, particularly the tales of writing radio adverts, which had me in stitches at one point. I’m going to have to check out his other book, Lolly Scramble.
Jasper Jones (by Craig Silvey)– Superb, a real page turner, really enjoyed it. And again, fully intending to get hold of his other novel, Rhubarb.
(Currently reading Shane Maloney: “Stiff”.)
5 replies on “Quick reviews”
Have also read A Nest of Occasionals and loved it but Lolly Scramble was even funnier in my opinion. It made me laugh out load more than once.
What is Jasper Jones about, if you don’t mind giving a description? I’m always on the lookout for a good read.
i love a hard day’s night! what a classic! :D
I’m looking forward to A Nest of Occasionals, it’s currently on my to be read pile. I do hope you’re enoying Stiff, I found it hilarious.
I’ve always loved A Hard Days Night. It just had everything. George’s future wife Patty was one of the schoolgirls on the train. And no, the other one was not Yoko, in case you were wondering.
If you want to check out more of Tony Martin and his ilk, google The Scrivener’s Fancy.
MCP == CP/M in Tron? Must rewatch that sometime.