TV and books - why so hard?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 18th February 2011

I recently watched the TV Book Club for the first time but couldn’t understand why they’d decided to film it in the foyer of the Crossroads motel. And much as I approve of any media coverage that encourages reading and talking about books it did seem a motley crew of celebs.

However, my interest was in Catherine O’Flynn and her new book The News Where You Are which I’m about to dive into having loved What Was Lost (sorry, Jean). Catherine was a delight at a Guildford Readers Day a couple of years ago and was just as charming and unassuming on screen. A delight!

Unfortunately, I’m struggling with The Long Song even though I loved Small Island. I think it’s the inconsistency of the voice of the narrator but suspect that’s down to me rather than Ms Levy.



Reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloots - looking forward to the television discussion as it's a gripping read .

Posted on Fri 18 Feb 2011 @ 15:14

Marjorie Neilson said...

I agree with Lillias, that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an amazing story and one that deserves to be on any Top Reads list.

Posted on Sun 27 Feb 2011 @ 11:52

Janet Scott said...

I actually think that they paired up the guests very well (with perhaps a couple of exceptions). Sister Wendy and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen were a great idea - I actually felt quite sorry for him!

Posted on Tue 08 Mar 2011 @ 13:55

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