Monday, May 24, 2010

A Town Like Alice - BBC Top 100 Reads (80/100)


I can't remember the last time I read a book with such enthusiasm as this one. From the opening paragraph I was hooked and loved how the story weaved in and out of present and past. It's also not very often that a book surprises me with a changing plot, but this one did. I enjoyed this so much I've ordered the film on Love Film, although according to the reviews, the book is much better. Onto The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett next, with any luck I may just finish this task by July/August.

2 comments:

bikerted said...

Films like this were the staple diet of Sunday afternoons many years ago when there was only three channels to choose from. I cannot claim to have read the book but have seen the film. It is often the case that the read is better than the silver screen as the book has more scope to have several sub-plots going on.

Janette Jones said...

Indeed it does, however you do live in hope that is a film out there that lives upto the book. PS nice to hear from you again Biker Ted, hope you are well!