The Road

Re: The Road

Postby Morgan le Fay » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:12 pm

Finally had the time to actually get stuck in to reading this...absolutely loving it.

Comments to follow - almost done.
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Re: The Road

Postby Morgan le Fay » Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:24 pm

Right, I finished it today. I'd been holding off reading the last few pages - you know when you just don't want a book to end? I alway get the post-book blues; being ripped away from a story I'd become so involved with, desperate for it to continue, or to be able to read it all again without remembering what happens. :(

I've got lots to say on it, but if I start now I'll never tidy my flat, so I'll do it tonight!
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Re: The Road

Postby marcus_tandy » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:58 pm

My wife, Emma, finished it last week. She loved it but it really disturbed her. I, on the other hand, found it strangely optimistic.

A wonderful, wonderful book.

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Re: The Road

Postby BratGirl » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:33 pm

Since finishing reading this, I have, at least once a week, terrifying post-apocalyptic dreams where nearly the entire population has been wiped out as well as all wildlife. There's also hoards of raving 28 days later style 'people' running around killing and eating everyone. I guess reading it at the same time as watching the Dead Set was a bad idea.
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Re: The Road

Postby mitch » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:18 pm

marcus_tandy wrote: I take it you have all read 'The Miracle Life Of Edgar Mint' by Brady Udall? If not please do. This was another Mr. Bob choice that I have since purchased for five people and every single one of them has loved it.


It's a great book, isn't it? If anyone hasn't yet read it, then do so please.

BratGirl wrote: I guess reading it at the same time as watching the Dead Set was a bad idea.


I don't think anything that involves watching Dead Set can be a bad idea.
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Re: The Road

Postby ravey davey gravy » Fri May 15, 2009 1:22 pm

The Road first trailer

http://www.totalfilm.com/news/the-road-trailer-arrives-online

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Re: The Road

Postby Swanny » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:45 pm

An amazing book that shook me to my core!. His style of writing adds to the feeling of the book, and it's a real emotional rollercoaster. Made me hug my kids lot's for a good few weeks later!.

Was dubious of the film, but watched it last week. All in all, pretty good. It certainly got the same emotions going in me. You don't get the idea of how much time has lapsed, and it doesn't seem dark enough (i.e the sky/lighting), but it's good. The end is very well done, and my eyesight did get a little blurred!.
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Re: The Road

Postby ravey davey gravy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:42 pm

Swanny wrote:The end is very well done, and my eyesight did get a little blurred!.


Ive got no chance then, I blub at anything these days
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Re: The Road

Postby Swanny » Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:04 pm

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Swanny wrote:The end is very well done, and my eyesight did get a little blurred!.


Ive got no chance then, I blub at anything these days


Know exactly how you feel. I still can't watch the episode of Soldier Soldier when Tony Wilton dies!!................I'll get my coat!! :shock:
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Re: The Road

Postby sgtpepperband » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:39 am

Swanny wrote:...Know exactly how you feel. I still can't watch the episode of Soldier Soldier when Tony Wilton dies!!................I'll get my coat!! :shock:


Jeez! You weren't in the Gay Hussars, where you? Or the 69th Pillowbiters, perhaps? :shock: :oops:

(Still serving myself; 23 years - a matelot, for my sins...) :twisted:
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Re: The Road

Postby Swanny » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:30 am

sgtpepperband wrote:Jeez! You weren't in the Gay Hussars, where you? Or the 69th Pillowbiters, perhaps? :shock: :oops:

(Still serving myself; 23 years - a matelot, for my sins...) :twisted:


LMAO. Nope, was never guilty of wearing mustard moleskins and pink shirts................that was the Guards I think!.

The other day I was talking to someone about joining the Army, and was trying to convince them that the Navy was the way forward. I spent my last 3 years working in a Careers Office alongside RAF/Navy. I think it's a bit like Goldilocks and the Tri-Services:

RAF - hhmmmm, this bed is too stuffy and posh!! :D
Army - hmmmm, this bed is too shouty and uncomfortable :shock:
Navy - aahhhhh...this bed is just right, if not a little cramped and smelling of somebody else!! :twisted:

If I had my time again, I'd definitely join your mob!.
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Re: The Road

Postby sgtpepperband » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:42 pm

Hehe, we're not the best, but at least we're not the RAF! :shock: :lol:

The Navy has tradition.
The Army has routines.
The RAF have habits... :wink:
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Re: The Road

Postby glesga lawyer » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:42 pm

sgtpepperband wrote:The RAF have habits... :wink:

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