Showing posts from December, 2013

Cloud Atlas – Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis

It took a while for me to watch Cloud Atlas , the film adaptation of David Mitchell 's 500 page novel. Even after listening to Tom Tykwer and the Wachowski brothers (now Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski) talking on the The Nerdist about the challenges they faced making the movie and the ideas behind them making it, I was not convinced it was worth seeking out. I had the opportunity of watching it this Christmas and was one of the most impactful films I have watched in about four years. You could feel the care and love shine through. You could also see that it was personal. Though they are rumoured to be a closet bunch, the Wachowskis, I do wish they give interviews more. If you love the Matrix trilogy , as in not just love the special effects or fighting parts but the general theme, then I highly recommend Cloud Atlas . It is a great special effects just like The Matrix but is less actiony. The general theme is interesting and the level of intrigue the story carries is unp

The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life

“We are all unsure of ourselves. Every one of us walking the planet wonders, secretly, if we are getting it wrong. We stumble along. We love and we lose. At times, we find unexpected strength, and at other times, we succumb to our fears. We are impatient. We want to know what’s around the corner, and the writing life won’t offer us this. It forces us into the here and now. There is only this moment, when we put pen to page.”  – Dan Shapiro : Still Writing – The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life   Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life: Dani Shapiro: Books ISBN : 0802121403 ISBN-13 : 9780802121400

Gamespot's Game of the Year 2013

January/February 2014 Issue - newbooks Magazine

I got my copy of newbooks magazine last week and was happy with it. As you can see on the cover, it has the picture of Val McDermid on it and inside was an interview with her about her works (which is quite a lot, I tell you). Inside the magazines are reviews (sad mine didn’t make it) on books like Unfaithfully Yours by Nigel Williams, Longbourn by Jo Baker, When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan and others. If you are interested in this kind of stuff, you may visit and subscribe. Note that there is a free book for every magazine (you will have to pay for p&p, though).         Unfaithfully Yours: Nigel Williams: Books ISBN : 1472106741 ISBN-13 : 9781472106742 Longbourn: Jo Baker: Books ISBN : 0857522019 ISBN-13 : 9780857522016 When Mr Dog Bites: Brian Conaghan: Books ISBN : 1408838338 ISBN-13 : 9781408838334

Book Review: Unfaithfully Yours - Nigel Williams

Mrs. Price suspects her husband of cheating and won't rest until she finds out the truth. She hires a private detective who begins stalking Mr. Price and what he finds is not just the infidelity of one man but a web of betrayal, unfaithfulness, casual sex, and murder among childhood friends and neighbours. Unfaithfully Yours starts brightly with witty lines and an uncanny understanding of human nature which lends believability to its characters. However as the story progresses towards the end, the author abandons believability in favour of incredulity and farce as almost all the characters begin jumping over one another's bones regardless of past association and feelings, with the private detective looking to get a little bit of the action as well. My take in a line: great writing style and humour tempered with an unrealistic storyline.   The Wimbledon Poisoner: Nigel Williams: 9781472106766: Books ISBN : 1472106768 ISBN-13 : 9781472106766