Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Anyway, sitting feeling sorry for myself yesterday evening, I turned to the i-Player for comfort and chose Cider With Rosie. Is it me and my mucus-addled brain or is it a bit dull? I've not read the book (shame on me), so perhaps I'm basing my assessment on the Beeb's interpretation, but nothing seemed to happen and the young Laurie was extremely irritating. Was he a simpleton in the book? I stuck it out to the end, but only because I couldn't be bothered to switch it off.
Just because something is considered a classic doesn't necessarily mean that it is. Harrumph.
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It was prescribed reading for me at school & I used to take all day Sunday to write chapter "summaries" for my (hot) English teacher. I'm hoping that when I get around to sitting in front of the iPlayer it will bring back lots of happy memories ! Sorry to hear it wasn't your cup-o-tea.ReplyDelete
So I've watched it now & I agree that it is a very weak nod to the book.ReplyDelete
P.S. Got your cold now but I'm more of a paracetamol man than lemon & honey.
I might get the book from the library and have a go at it. Sorry about your sniffles - but I don't think it's my fault!Delete
Hope you're feeling a little better by now, Julia - it seems to be reaching a few people just now. Just watched the BBC version last night and enjoyed it, although it was a little slow at first.ReplyDelete
Perhaps I just wasn't in the mood, Rosemary. I'm on the mend now though, thanks.Delete