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  1. Hazel, three films have already been made and released in Europe...(have a look at IMDB). I have read all three and loved them. I am going to see the film on Monday - wasn't easy to find though as none of the local Odeon/Vue cinemas are showing it. Luckily, there is a small independent cinema in Exeter showing it.
  2. Thanks for posting this David. I had just assumed that it would appear again after Christmas and would have been wondering what had happened. The last couple of episodes had really picked up the pace hadn't they, and what is surprising me is that the series seems to be more complex than the book. (Can't say the same for Stargate Universe - I am very bored with that now.)
  3. I went to see it last night with my 11 y.o DD (my excuse for going). I thought it was a very good adaptation of the book. More entertaining than the Twilight film definitely - not so dreary. I loved Michael Sheen as Aro - really creepy. I wish there had been a bit more of Dakota Fanning - she is perfect for Jane. When I read the books, I was definitely in the Edward camp, but when I watch the films, I start leaning towards Jacob. I did wonder how someone who hadn't read the book would follow the film, but a friend of mine watched it today, who hasn't read it, and she really enjoyed it and had no problems following the story. Can't wait for Eclipse
  4. The book was actually published about 10 years ago and although the basic principle of the whole world experiencing the "Flashforward" is the same, the programme is quite different. In the book, the jump is 20 years, not six months and the cause is also known from the beginning (I won't give anything away here). I will be interested to see how it continues. I have read most of Robert J Sawyer's books and they are all very readable S.F. They vary from Dinosaur colonies in outer space, not as corny as it sounds, to the uploading of consciousness to an android body.
  5. Continuing in a similar, I received the following warning in an email New flu virus warning I went to a dinner party last night, where I and other guests enjoyed copious amounts of alcohol. I awoke this morning not feeling well, with what could be described as flu-like symptoms; headache, nausea, chills, sore eyes etc. From the results of some initial testing, I have unfortunately tested positive for what experts are now calling Wine Flu. This debilitating condition is very serious-and it appears this is not an isolated case. Reports are flooding in from all around the neighbourhood of others diagnosed with Wine Flu. To anyone that starts to exhibit the aforementioned tell-tale signs, experts are recommending a cup of tea and a bit of a lie down. However, should your condition worsen, you should immediately hire a DVD and take some Nurofen [Nurofen seems to be the only drug available that has been proven to help combat this unusual type of flu]. Others are reporting a McDonald's Happy Meal can also help in some cases. Wine Flu does not need to be life threatening, and if treated early can be iradicated within a 24-48 hour period. If not, then further application of the original liquid in similar quantities to the original dose has been shown to do the trick. Good luck, (It is believed that Guinness can have a similar effect)
  6. They obviously have caught a mutation
  7. I have just read of a confirmed case in Devon, just 40 miles from where I live. Also that there has now been a fatality outside of Mexico. I agree RR, this is moving very quickly (I have probably watched/read too many post-apocalytic things too).
  8. There is a strong sense of longing through the story - for the Lisbon sisters and I suppose for the narrator's youth. It made me feel quite claustrophic which is perhaps how the sisters felt and why they escaped as they did. I think the saddest part is the lack of understanding of the girls by their parents. They were probably trying to protect them as parents do, but eventually caused more harm. When I first started the book, because of their parents' attitudes, I thought the book was set in the '50s or '60s and then realised it was actually set in the '70s. A sad story but with some humourous moments. I am off to track down Middlesex now....
  9. Started yesterday - Before I wake by Robert J Wiersema..intriguing.
  10. I watched the first episode of The Wire when BBC2 started showing it, loved it but couldn't keep up with the schedule! I have received the first series on DVD today and can't wait to start watching it. Sounds like I need to be prepared to lose many hours to this. I also must buy BSG, I really don't know why I haven't watched it.
  11. I am picturing Mike Myers singing this in an Austin Powers film..... Currently in my head - Firestarter by the Prodigy.
  12. Very sad to hear that JG Ballard died today.
  13. Great review. I am loving my Reader more and more and in fact the past 6 books I have read, have all been on my Reader. Booksonboard is brilliant and much easier to navigate that the Waterstones site. The prices are quite good and lots of the books come with "Rewards" - money that can be added to your account against future purchases. I don't know if you have a Sony PSP BB, but if you do, the charger is compatible with the Reader and I use it for charging mine.
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