Agatha Christie and Ray Bradbury on BBC

Oh dear, I almost missed those two adaptations. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t checked BBC schedule. So this week I’m giving you two instead of one:

Both of these are based on good books, and both are well made.

illustrated man
The illustrated man

BBC description:

A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy.

The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead.

and then there were none
And then there were none

BBC description:

Ten guests are separately invited to an island by a person none of them knows very well, if at-all. When they arrive, itseems they have all been invited for different reasons. Nothing quite adds up.

An anonymous voice accuses each of them of having murdered someone. By the end of the first night, one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm and tormented by the nursery rhyme ‘Ten Little Soldier Boys’, the ten guests fear for their lives. Who is the killer? Is it one of them?

If you’re interested in listening, there are still 14 days to do so. Bradbury’s tale lasts for 1 hour, Christie’s for 90 minutes.

Have fun 🙂

Tomahawks and raccoons

Here comes the review of the second part of Vengeance trilogy. If you haven’t read the first book… What were you thinking? Haven’t I wrote it was worth it? Come on now!

But let’s be serious (for a little while). This time story moves few years forward. Instead of Sarah, we’ll be following her little sister – Rebecca. You thought Salem’s witches given up on the chase after the Kelly family? Well, you were wrong.

Salem's furySalem’s Fury (Vengeance Trilogy #2)
by Aaron Galvin

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You can find this book on Goodreads and Amazon.

I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

After all that happened to Kelly family and their friends in the “Salem’s Vengeance” story, they were supposed to move on, maybe even visit Bishops home country. It seems they haven’t gone that far. Instead, they choose to stay with the Miamiak tribe.

This time story focuses on Rebecca – Sarah’s younger sister, now 17-year-old Brave of the tribe. Trained by Priest, whom she treats like father, she grew up to be one of the best warriors. She’s not haunted by the past, the only life she remembers well is with the Miamiak in the wilderness. Continue reading “Tomahawks and raccoons”