“Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty – and vise versa. Don’t read a book out of its right time for you.”— Doris Lessing
Delightful and enchanting French musical with breathtakingly beautiful Catherine Deneuve in her first major film.
This sci-fi horror film is one of those weird movies best described as “fascinating failure”. It undercooks or burns most of its ingredients and overall doesn’t really work, but is somehow worth watching regardless.
A weekend trip to the alpine region of Victoria, to re-visit an old favourite and see something new. And pick mushrooms!
I vaguely remembered reading this Tommy & Tuppence novel many years ago and not being very impressed with it, but after suffering through Postern of Fate (the undisputed low point of my Christie re-readathon) I was probably inclined to view just about any other book in a favourable light. This is not to say that it lacks real merits; while rather uneven and hardly one of Christie’s most elegantly executed mysteries, there’s a strong sense of cosy-yet-sinister atmosphere about the novel that I failed to appreciate first time around.