Philippa Gregory published these two covers for The White Princess via her facebook. I really love the one on the left :)
Friday, April 19, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Format: ebook 224p.
Review: This is a tough one to review, it was a hard read, and not that interesting. The main character is also annoying, he just cries a lot, but at the same time you get underlying feeling that he is mentally ill and it makes sense for him to act this way. The story is full of drama, domestic violence, underage drinking and drug use and pretty much every sensitive topic there is has been covered by one character in this book. That said, I think the writer does a good job at describing teen angst and the book is not without a morale story which I enjoyed. I think all I can say it's that it's not a book for everyone.
Movie review next week!
Monday, April 1, 2013
I went to see this on Sunday (matinee, I'm cheap) and yes I was eagerly anticipating it. First and foremost, if you're a book adaptation purist then skip it. There are changes, more than usual, so if you're not a book adaptation purist go ahead. In terms of acting, I liked the cast, I think Saoirse Ronan did a good job; however, the voice over never worked for me, I know people who got used to it but I just didn't. On the bright side, the voice over is probably the movie's main source of comedic relief so it's not all bad.
I was worried the boys would be the weak link of the movie but they were solid, I really liked Jake Abel as Ian and Jared was somewhat more likeable thanks to Max Irons. That said, Chandler Canterbury as Jamie was amazing, the boy is just really good at crying it makes you want to cry too. Cinematography was amazing, and the score is simply beautiful.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Starz has revealed the very first poster of The White Queen, based on the novel by Philippa Gregory. The poster features Max Irons, Rebecca Ferguson and Amanda Hale.