Tag: books

July 22, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Idoru by William Gibson and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/7DBGqew

July 17, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished (re-read) Virtual Light by William Gibson and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/ZlLBFQj

July 7, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Whispers Under Ground (Rivers of London 3) by Ben Aaronovitch and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/0iUHkJV

June 30, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space by Jack Campbell and gave it 3 stars http://t.co/AeqbCQB

June 29, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: Rule of Evidence by Jack Campbell and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/fwnGaSm

June 28, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: Burden of Proof by Jack Campbell and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/qMFj6Tc

June 25, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished JAG in Space: A Just Determination by Jack Campbell and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/rMBeUzV

June 23, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier – Invincible by Jack Campbell and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/7wek28G

May 26, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Inverted World by Christopher Priest and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/RMY5E7Z

May 22, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished Blood Music (Gollancz S.F.) by Greg Bear and gave it 5 stars http://t.co/WUDc5Qu Having finished BZRK yesterday (which I thorougly enjoyed), I was reminded of Blood Music somewhat, even though the books are vastly different. I had an immediate…

May 21, 2012

On my Kindle today, I finished BZRK by Michael Grant and gave it 4 stars http://t.co/Ue9fbdW

February 11, 2012

Have just finished this book, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I picked up the book as a result of reading about the film made of the same name by Cameron Crowe, starring Matt Damon. This was on my list of films to watch, but I suspect I will find it annoying, having read the book. It wasn’t until I started reading the book, that I realised I had come across the same story before – when Benjamin Mee took over the running of Dartmoor Zoological Park, the BBC made a 4 part fly-on-the-wall series of it, called Ben’s Zoo.

The film claims to be “Based on a true story”. Like many films with this claim, the story is frequently changed and twisted to suit the studio’s/director’s/star’s view of what the story should be. One wonders why they go to the trouble of buying the rights of a true story, if they are going to change it out of all recognition.

Spoilers follow.