Thursday, 17 June 2010

Just finished reading...

I forgot to mention in my last posting that I did one other thing last Saturday; I went into the local park to see what the "Bedford Park Festival" could offer, and spent an hour going through the stock of a fantastic second hand book stall. Bliss. £2.50 later I had a Hornblower I hadn't read before, a Zoe Oldenbourg I hadn't read before, the "Collected Letters" of D H Lawrence (win!) and "The Prestige" by Christopher Priest. Sadly it's the film tie-in edition, with a very silly jacket illustration.

I haven't seen the film, and now am wondering how on earth a novel with such convoluted nuances of unreliability among its several narrators could be filmable in the first place (I'm suspecting heinous simplification was involved).

Anyway, I finished it at 1am last night. VG, & highly recommended.

2 comments:

Jules said...

Don't watch The Prestige, it's a pretty terrible film. Here's hoping the book is better!

Imogen said...

Book is terrific - but avoid if you are irritated by the "unreliable narrator" device as it is used heavily (& in multiple layers of unreliability).

Nice teeny-weeny hint of a zombie at the very end, too...