Via John Grisham; Kenneth Branagh seems to be channelling the Roadrunner; I was exhausted after watching this even though I was lying down at the time.
Everyone goes blind via infection; interesting to watch in terms of what people will do for food, ie, the women prostitute themselves and all inhibitions are out the window since no-one can see, except Julianne Moore, but we never learn why that is.
Horror and humour all mixed up; Morgan Freeman and a tiny wee Chris Rock as mobile killers (a cunning ploy surely to make us empathise?); Renee Z on force-3 dippiness.
In which Ms Jolie appears as a praying-mantis clothed by House of Dior with lips courtesy ‘Thunderbirds R Go” and a very reined- in Johnny Depp (suddenly single in real life).
It Had to be You by David Nobbs
Ref the Reggie Perrin books/TV; his style like reverse psychology: he sets up what a character is thinking but then they say the opposite; good story.
Sellevision by Augusten Burroughs
Burroughs’ only fiction; have read all of the non-fiction memoirs, most of which ar eye-popping in their intimate detail but he does it so well; I lurve him.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
People are bred to be organ donors and they accept it as calmly as if getting a hair-cut; hear rumours of how to extend their lives for a few years; terrifying in its nearness.
Not as good as his first: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (film with Simon Pegg), but still pretty interesting overall as he insinuates himself into people’s lives/jobs/you name it.
Climate Wars by Gwynne Dyer
Me: We can do nothing about climate change – it has been going on for millions of years; persecuting cars and factories is no match for the universe.