Thursday, October 09, 2014
Instead the novel spiralled off into the main story of a real estate agent who after a bad break up finds out that her jilted ex is an evil man. I did so want to slap her and giver her a shake as she seemed so ditzy, and didn't seem to make any effort to avoid him, moving far away or changing her identity.
So I was left feeling a bit unsatisfied til the end. The last four pages were good, and make you wait for the next one - to see what happens. I must admit his cliffhangers always leave me wanting more. 3/5
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
So I trundled myself off to the movies with about ten other people to see the midday session of the Hundred Foot Journey, which is the latest movie in the pensioner movie realm, of which being middle aged I am now allowed to join. It was sweet, and I loved the beautiful French rural scenes, although I was a bit confused by the European accents they did have the effect of making me snooze off several times, how embarrassing. Still it was a sweet story about giving people a chance and worthy of a 3/5.
Monday, October 06, 2014
I was wandering around somewhere at the weekend, and as the podcasts I was listening to ended, random songs started playing and this one came on. Originally released in 1989, it is still as powerful now as it was then. Just lovely.
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Saturday, October 04, 2014
So a bestie and I ventured out in the Petone Lighthouse Cinema, which always makes us feel young as there was no one in the audience under 25 and we were in the younger age bracket with the majority of movie goers being 60+. A perfect cinema audience, no ushers needed, no cellphones out and everyone cleans up after themselves.
We did wonder though, if they would enjoy the movie? Some seemed a bit confused at the end. I had read the book, so sort of knew what happened, but didn't remember much of it. I did think though they did a great job of keeping you guessing and although most of it was a serious movie, it did make us laugh a few times as well as cringing at the violence. Both lead actors were awesome, and it made my bestie excited to read the book on an upcoming plane trip. I might even give it 4.5/5 - pretty close to perfect.