Just polished off “Running with Scissors” by Augusten Burroughs. Entertaining description of, frankly horrific, childhood. Does not, however, entirely live up to the hype.
Last night saw the flic “In this World” absolutely brilliant, but very, very harrowing story of two refugees trying to make their way from Peshawar in Pakistan to London. Really excellent though director’s social conscience can be a bit trying when he does voice overs. This is, however, a minor quibble. You have to get it out on video/DVD. Suspect this will not be a problem as it is not exactly top of anyone’s list for an evening in (only got it myself because the rom com I wanted was unavailable). Do see it, it’s fab.
on 13 May 2004 at 13:42
Yes, a bit depressing alright, but still very, very good. You see, I am NOT difficult to please!