Continuing the Millennium Series

It is often difficult to find a good series of books which when turned into films retain the same feel and intensity. One such series is one of my favourites; Steig Larsson’s Millennium series. Often called a trilogy it started life as one massive manuscript which was delivered to Larsson’s publisher shortly before his untimely READ MORE

Favourite Foreign Language Films

I did a blog a few weeks ago about my favourite three movies within strict parameters. There could have been hundreds but I cut them to three. One of my favourite things is foreign language films. They bring a whole new perspective onto stories and foreign film-makers have some excellent stories to tell. Some films READ MORE

Favourite Three Movies

I was reading a story the other day about best movies over the past 20 years or so and it got me thinking about my favourite movies. That is a really hard question to answer, I don’t have a favourite. Not one. I have quite a few favourite movies but it all depends what genre READ MORE

A Fortunate Life

Some years ago I read a book, beloved in Australia, but probably not so well known elsewhere. I found it depressing, uplifting, thought provoking and astounding in equal measures. It wasn’t very well written in a literary sense but the words on the pages lifted it beyond that distinction. 20 years later I read the READ MORE