Just finished reading Pat Conroy’s, The Prince of Tides – I seem to have been reading this forever but the truth is that I didn’t get too much reading time on it. I really enjoyed it although it did seem to finish rather quickly, almost as if the pacing of the book was wrong. Also the problem I mentioned when I first started reading the book, prevailed throughout. The character Tom Wingo knows too much about food and accesories , blenders , ninja blender recipes , etc. whenever it gets talked about it seems out of character. This I feel is a generic problem for Conroy who obviously loves food and seems to give that trait to all his lead characters. I’d now like to watch the film to see how well they did adapting the material.
The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy
|I’m reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe to my daughter at night. I had it read to me when I was small and absolutely loved it. So as she is aware of Narnia because of the film (which I haven’t taken her to see) I thought she might enjoy it. However this is the first time I have actually read it. The thing is… it’s a lousy book! I don’t know how anyone can call Harry Potter when C S Lewis’ writing was so poor!|
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Narnia, Harry Potter, C S Lewis
I’m currently reading Pat Conroy’s: The Prince of Tides I’m only a couple of hundred pages in but I’m really enjoying it. Much more like Beach Music and less like The Water is Wide. The only problem I have so far is with the character of Tom Wingo – Pat Conroy loves food, all his main characters love food, and they all talk about food in the same way – so even though his main characters are all different, they have moments when they start to sound the same – when talking about food… With Tom, this seems out of place with the rest of his characteristics.Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, The Water is Wide
Charlie Higson writing stories about James Bond before he was a spy… Spy Kids anyone? I’m not sure about this as an idea for a prequel but I’m sure the book, which was release yesterday, will sell bucket loads.