I just found out what is happening in London--so awful.
Thinking of you today-Jackie
We'd been out at the shops, came home and heard the news.
The latest news seems to indicate that there were 4 bombs and something like 200 casualties- many only superficially hurt- but it's all fairly hazy as yet.
I just watched Bergman's Autumn Sonata.
What a beautiful face Ingrid Bergman has! And what an actress!
I hear that Bergman wants to direct another movie. Wouldn't that be great?
Bergman "retired" in the mid 80s, but has made a number of films since, all, I think, for television- and none of them available (that I can find) outside Sweden.
I think Liv Ullman's performance in that movie is pretty special too.
Oh my goodness. First of all, it's difficult to know what to say about the attacks in London. I too am thinking about you.
I have no wish to read this book. I read Lord of the Flies and hated it. Not because it wasn't well written, but because of the subject. I found it very upsetting....
Thanks. News of the bombings is still coming in. It's not yet clear quite what happened.
To the Ends of the Earth is an upsetting book. Golding had a fairly bleak (or should that be "realistic") view of human nature.
Yes. A bleak view seems appropriate today...thinking of reading On the Beach...
I haven't read it, but the film- which I saw in my teens- was an unforgettably miserable experience.
YOu know...John Irving is a great writer (technically) but I hate his stuff. I hate it because he lulls you into thinking that this time, everything is going to turn out well...and then he pulls the rug out from under you.
Yes, I know, his books always sell and I've heard him speak. But I don't like his books.
I think that's allowed. Although, I guess his view of the world is also 'realistic'.
Well, yes, of course that's allowed.
Good writing doesn't have to be likeable. I admire Hemingway no end while disliking almost everything about him.
Erm, what is buggery?
What's going on in London? Was there a terrorist attack? I hadn't heard anything until I saw the comments.
Yes, there's been a series of bomb attacks in London- on buses ans underground trains. Details are still hazy.
Yes, that's what I thought buggery referred to...but I didn't want to be wrong.
The reports about London sound dreadful. Do you live near there?
I'm a Londoner by birth, but- no- I live in the north of England.
The current confirmed death toll is 33. There were four explosions. Three on underground trains and one on a bus.
Thanks for this.
My copy of To the Ends of the Earth arrived today. My, but it's huge. I want to get stuck in, but I need to finish Little Dorrit first.