Thursday, 2 July 2009

Witchy world

The Goff and I went to see "The Year One" with Jack Black. If you are tempted to go, don't bother. Unless of course you are a big fan of Mr JB and love his movies, then you might - might like this one. The night was a bit of a disaster all round really. You know how sometimes you go out and the night turns into a complete romp, it might have been an impromtu get-together and turns out to be a BLAST! Well, this was the opposite of that really. Planned night turning into a "oh god, why did we bother?".

It was a Tuesday, which is called "bargain night" for you Dear Reader who is not an Aussie - this means half price night at the flicks. Of course this means maximum saturation by teenager. 10 coach loads, in uniform, to be precise - where did they come from? Goodness knows, but come they did, in their droves. A HERD of teenagers. A FLOCK of teenagers. A veritable GAGGLE of NOISE.

They did eventually quiet down for the movie itself, so that's good - sigh of relief, can now hear self think. But, oh dear, what is self thinking? Crap bloody movie, that is what self is thinking! Good grief. I knew we should have gone to see "The Hangover" instead!

Anyway, on to better things, my book for one. I am astounded by Anne Rice. What an amazing author. She writes so WELL. You care about her characters, you are enthralled in her characters. Where does she get her ideas from? How does she carry them so well for so long? The plot is excellent and you have no idea where it is going, the book pulls you in and makes you late for work every morning, makes your lunch run late every day and goodness knows what's happening in the world, because I am oblivious to it (alright, I know, more oblivious than normal!). Everything is whizzing right on by and I am in this witchy world to the exclusion of everything else around me.

The Witching Hour by Anne Rice is the current poison. I have phoned the book shop and ordered the next book in the series,"Lasher", just to make sure I can go from one to the other :) I have torn myself away from New Orleans to make a quick survey of the online world before I plunge back in. i would say that this book is better than her vampire books, waaaaay betterer!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

I was just re-reading my posts here, as I do occassionally if there is nothing on the box, and I hae to add that Anne Rice goes right off after the third book in this series. the first three of the Vampire Chronicles - marvellous, the first three of the Witching Hour series - excellent. Then, woeful dreadfulness! What has happened? Has poor Anne had some sort of a breakdown and forgotten how to write? I don't know, but I couldn't bear to read them, even though I ordered them especially from England (or was it the USA, not sure). Sadness! :(((