Apr 18, 12
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Just had a nice chat with my friend Dr Nick about some things relating to books:
Nick "Let the right one in is a wicked film but I'm still not into vampires. Defo not Twilight."
Me "I'm still giving the Potter a wide berth too."
There then followed some random chatter about whether or not we avoid things that people like such as Potter/ Twilight/ Apple/ Facebook because we want to be different or because we are big sad saddos. No real conclusions were drawn at this point.
This was then followed in turn by a discussion on authors who Dr Nick was unsure of the gender of. And also some that I was confused about too. For example...
A.A Milne - man or woman?
Nick said he thought Lewis Carroll was a woman. I said definitely not but George Elliot was a woman. Blank look from Dr Nick. Wilkie Collins, Evelyn Waugh and CS Lewis were also included in this discussion. We then moved onto talking about books which will soon be transposed to the silver screen:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (remake versus not-very-old-or-dated-original), The Great Gatsby (Mulligan versus Farrow) and then onto the Life of Pi.
Nick has never read Life of Pi but he described it thusly:
"That's the one about the dog, the snake and the fox in a big boat like that riddle with the chicken and the fox and the bag of grain and the farmer trying to cross the river but he can only carry one at a time so what order does he do it in?"
Er, no Nick... it's not like that at all but it amused me so much I had to include it here.
Then we both agreed that we also both got a bit confused for a while between The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night time and Life of Pi.
I think I may have just revealed to the world how even people with PhD's can be very under informed. Next week will be a short review of Dr Sam, Dr Gin and Dr Dana talking about the European monetary crisis through the medium of nursery rhymes.
** For those of you not interested in the waffle above, Life of Pi may also be interpreted as the musings of a young boy on the nature of tragedy, spirituality and survival and about how you come to terms with things when the unspeakable happens in an unthinkable way. Happy now?