Saturday, August 30, 2008


No contest really as I have read Liza Marklund's The Bomber and her books do come highly recommended by Petrona. And as far as I know G.W.Perssson has not been translated into English. Well that's my excuse and I am sticking to it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see what you mean, Norm ;-)

Glad to see you have started on Liza M. Bomber is not "typical" of her: I read on her website (or somewhere) that she wanted her novels translated out of order (Bomber is the first) because she did not want to become stuck with the label of "terrorist thriller writer". Personally, I could have done with reading them in order! I read Paradise first, and I think it is my favourite -- also it has very similar theme as, but completely different treatment, Girl With Dragon Tattoo, and I would love to read your comparison!

I also thought Studio Sex (has several other titles) very good, but Prime Time not as strong.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

I read Bomber a while ago and had not seen the author's photo or else I would have rushed out to buy all her books. ;o)

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha Ha, don't blame you a bit, Norman!
Mind you I do worry sometimes at Mr Petrona: we started to watch a film tonight when we had our dinner: The Nanny Diaries with Scarlett Johannsen. (It is quite hard to find a film we can all bear to watch the first 5 mins of). Strangely, given the lead actress, Mr P went upstairs with his computer the instant he had finished his meal, leaving the rest of the movie to his (female) relatives. Maybe the title had something to do with it.
Actually, the film made me get up and do the washing-up and ironing as welcome relief, so I only had to return to it for its final 10 minutes. But if I had been Mr P, I might have been tempted to stick around a little longer to see Miss J.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Perhaps Miss J was too young for Mr P? ;o)

I looked up the age of the delicious Susan Sarandon the other day, well us retired old boys have to fill the hours somehow, and found out she was 62 in October!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well she is fantastic, have you seen her in Bull Durham, Norm? (Has the added benefit of Kevin Costner while he was still very handsome).
I do not usually like sports movies but I was glad I made an exception in this case.
There is a scene involving Ms S and toe varnish....sufficent to say that I think the pensioners would find it very good for their blood pressure (not like that horrible one you accidentally saw with them a few weeks back).

11:10 AM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Yes I have seen Bull Durham more than once Tim Robbins was the lucky young pitcher who got the benefit of Ms Sarandon's tuition!

I have got back home to face some problems with the continuing saga at CARE Blackerton. Tomorrow I meet with the POVA team [protection of vulnerable adults] and this kafkaesque situation will take another step into the surreal.

2:41 PM  

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