A Town Like Alice' for my book club and found myself pleasantly surprised. The social and economic development aspect of the story is pretty significant and, aside from any Barbara Kingsolver books, a topic that's not typically found in my usual fiction reading.
As I read through the fairly long book I found myself thinking that the epic nature of the story would really lend itself nicely to a miniseries. An internet search quickly informed me that Australian television had indeed made it into a miniseries back in the 1980's (and you can watch it all online here). Though some of the story was significantly changed -and here I have to interrupt wondering as to WHY must this happen? Especially with a miniseries where they have more time than the average movie length?! I digress...
these pretty porcelain birds you can find over in Dunja's shop.
The story takes place in the jungles of Malaysia, downtown London, and in the rural Australian Outback. It really is epic in the true sense of the word. More bonus points in the film version for the lovely 1950's costumes and the stockman's standards: hat and duster (J.Peterman anybody?).
What about you? Read anything good lately? I'm currently wading through a German history book that is less fun than was promised, but I'm determined to get through it! What should be my reward for getting through it?