Aug. 6th, 2006

July Books

Aug. 6th, 2006 01:40 pm
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Size 12 is Not Fat - Meg Cabot
Gone With the Windsors - Laurie Graham
The Tiggie Thompson Show - Tessa Duder
Tiggie Thompson All at Sea - Tessa Duder
Schoolgirl Chums - Peter Glidewell
Tiggie Thompson's Longest Journey - Tessa Duder
The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street, Letters between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill 1952-73
Consider the Years - Virginia Graham
Melted into Air - Sandi Toksvig
Gentlemen and Players - Joanne Harris
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
Lucia in London - E.F. Benson
On Beauty - Zadie Smith
Keep the Aspidistra Flying - George Orwell
Heart of Darkness (and other stories) - Joseph Conrad
Killjoy - Anne Fine
Billions for Boris - Mary Rogers

July Books )

Solarbabies

Aug. 6th, 2006 04:02 pm
slemslempike: (x: solarbabies)
I came back to a small heap of post. Ignoring the BL articles and the council letter about benefit that has it all wrong yet again, I leapt with alacrity to open the most promising package, which I had won on ebay shortly before I left for Berlin. It was Solarbabies. This is a film from 1986, starring Peter Deluise. Not that he gets the billing he deserves. It's a brilliant piece of cinema about rollerskating orphans in the future, with a generous side helping of ecological narrative. Online reviews are unsurprisingly scathing. Tall poppy syndrome, you see. My icon is of Solarbabies.

Spoilers! And pictures! )

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