It's received good reviews, but after reading what Carrie said as well as what you've said I don't think it's my kind of movie. smile Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Cindy, SF Readers, and Movie Fans, > > Cindy, you and I are so alike in the way we react to > scary movies, but in > books, I never jump to the end, though I feel bad > when I work my way to an > ending that disappoints me or leaves me sad. Even if > the critics and > readership thinks the sad ending is appropriate, I > want endings to be happy. > > I bailed on the movie today because reviewers used > words like dystopia to > describe the society and I decided I could read > books on my Braille Note > more comfortably at home than in the lobby. I > usually enjoy SF books where > the world is rebuilding after a massive catastrophe. > When I was little I > fondly called them, "after the nuke," books, though > that category has come > to encompass a variety of catastrophes creating > categories like after the > pandemic, after global warming, etc. So with > Netflix making it easy to see > videos, and the almost certainty I'll be able to > read, Children of Men," > compliments of Bookshare, I opted out of going to > see the movie today. > > Robin Williams is still an interesting read, though > not as light as it was > at first. He has more excuses for his bad behavior > than kids who don't do > their homework. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cindy" <cindyr@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 5:32 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: P D James book request > and thanks > > > > I'mlike you, Lissi--I can read books that are > scary (though I usually look > > at the end first so I don't get too tense) but I > don't like to see movies > > that are scary. However, watching a video at home > isn't so bad, since the > > screen is smaller and I can leave the room if a > scene bothers me too much; > > then my husband can tell me when it's over and I > can come back. smile > > > > Cindy > > > > > >> -----Original Message----- > >> From: airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Sent: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 02:36:39 -0500 > >> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] P D James book request > and thanks > >> > >> Dear Bookshare Volunteers, > >> > >> Tomorrow I'm going to see the movie, Children of > Men which Fandango says > >> is > >> based on a book by P. D. James. As far as my > search can tell, we don't > >> have > >> this book in the collection. If anyone is > interested in scanning it, I'd > >> be > >> glad to validate or be just as glad if someone > else wants to validate it. > >> > >> The movie summary says it's a near future story > about a world where the > >> youngest citizen, an 18 year old has just died > and there is an > >> infertility > >> crisis. A bureaucrat is brought to a pregnant > woman. he attempts to take > >> her > >> to a place where she can have her baby in safety > and scientists might > >> discover why she alone was able to become > pregnant. > >> > >> One of the first books I downloaded and read from > Bookshare was an Adam > >> Dalgliesh mystery, and I just downloaded 6 more > that I haven't read yet. > >> We > >> also have a P. D. James book about a woman > detective's first case, but I > >> didn't know James had written speculative > fiction. If the movie is too > >> violent, I'll be in the lobby reading a bookshare > download on my braille > >> note. For some reason I can read books which are > too intense for me in > >> movie > >> form, and, I almost always prefer the book to the > movie because there are > >> more details in the book and I'm not missing > anything by not being able > >> to > >> see the screen. > >> > >> As I was downloading, I noticed some names of > volunteers who did the > >> scanning so thanks to Jane, Kaitlyn, Rick Carrie > and others who worked on > >> these books. > >> > >> Always with love, > >> > >> Lissi > >> > >> To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >> bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >> put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > >> of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. 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