[bksvol-discuss] Re: P D James book request and thanks

  • From: Carrie Karnos <ckarnos@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2007 06:26:19 -0800 (PST)

Hi Lissi,
  I saw Children of Men on Christmas Day, when it opened, and it's a very 
violent movie.  Lots of people bite the dust in the movie, and I mean lots.  
It's also a very visual movie, with not a large amount of dialogue, so I'm 
concerned that you'll miss some of the nuances.  Are you going to have a 
companion with you who can explain what's going on?  Otherwise it will probably 
make no sense to you...
  Just a suggestion, Carrie

Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  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,


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