I have no idea what to say about this book. I have no idea what it is all about. But I suppose I should make some sort of an effort. The Islanders is not really a story, it is a … Continue reading
Christopher Priest (born July 14, 1943 in Cheadle, near Stockport, Greater Manchester) is an English novelist, whose notable works include Fugue for a Darkening Island (US title Darkening Island), Inverted World, The Affirmation, The Glamour, The Prestige and The Separation.
In 1983, Priest was one of the twenty Granta Best of Young British Novelists. He is married to the writer Leigh Kennedy and lives in Hastings with their twin children. He was previously married to the writer Lisa Tuttle.
Many of his works could be classified as science fiction. Priest’s work often features unreliable narrators, and thereby raises questions about narrative, truth, and the nature of memory and reality.
ISBN: 9780575075771 See also: LibraryThing ; More reviews This much I know for sure. My name is Peter Sinclair, and I am, or I was, twenty-nine years old. Already there is uncertainty, and my sureness recedes. Peter Sinclair is 29, … Continue reading
ISBN: 9780575081154 See also: Grumpy Old Bookman ; Singling out the duplications ; Guardian Review ; Excessive Candour ; Sandstorm Reviews The rain was falling steadily on Buxton that Thursday afternoon in March, the town veiled by drifting low clouds, … Continue reading
It began on a train, heading north through England, although I was soon to discover that the story had really begun more than a hundred years earlier.
The Prestige is a book that covers three different generations of two families, told by a number of different narrators, all in the first person, as they tell their stories in their diaries. Those of you who have seen the film version will be aware that the prestige of the title is the payoff to a magic trick. What you might not know is that this term was invented by Priest but has since come into common usage among practising magicians.
ISBN: 0575075783 Christopher Priest.co.uk ; The Universal Library ; Her name is Teresa Ann Gravatt and she is seven years old: She has a mirror through which she can see into another world. There were two reasons I picked this … Continue reading
16 November 2006
Cast: Andy Serkis, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson
Script: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Setting: C18th, London
I did like the film, but I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed in it.