Funny Friday – end of the worlds and immortal bounty hunters

It’s been two weeks since my last Funny Friday, but for some reason, I couldn’t get into writing. But here we are again with two novels. Yes, only two single books. I thought I’d add one more, but somehow it didn’t fit. It’s not going to be a long post [I think].

Let’s start with a two-author story. Two fantastic authors that made an amazing job writing this book. The one and only…

Good Omens

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

And try to tell me that book’s no good, I dare you!

The lazy or super busy ones had an occasion to listen to the adaptation of this story on BBC Radio. It was a rather good adaptation, so if you’ll ever have another chance just listen to it.

I’m not going to write a review, mostly because I just found some really nice ones on GR and I feel mine wouldn’t be as good, I mean, check out the first paragraph of this one: Jeremy Zerbe’s Reviews.

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BBC Thursday – 28th of July

BBC_Radio_logoCrazy barbers, space politics, and a bit of a chill – that’s what I’ve got for you this week. It won’t take you long to listen to them all and it might be worth the time. I know I’m planning to listen to all of these. Well, I don’t know about the Ambassador, since I’ve already heard it.

1. Sondheim – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Denis Quilley and Julia McKenzie star in an exclusive BBC recording of the Royal National Theatre’s hit 1993 revival of Stephen Sondheim ‘s musical thriller. Introduced by Sheridan Morley.

A half-mad barber returns home after escaping from an unjust imprisonment, to take vengeance on the judge who sentenced him, ravished his wife and now plans to marry his daughter. However, Sweeney doesn’t limit himself to one victim, he takes revenge against the whole world for his and his daughter’s suffering by slitting the throats of his customers, whose corpses are then made into meat pies by his enterprising accomplice, Mrs Lovett.

Music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim based on Hugh Wheeler’s book, adapted by Christopher Bond.

BBC Link | Goodreads

Day left: 18
Duration: 2,5 h | 1 episode

I don’t know about you, but I’d love to listen to that one! I’ve only watched the Sweeney Todd movie and it was quite enjoyable. I’m counting on finding out a bit more about the characters from this little drama.
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Top 5 Wednesday – Most Unlikable Characters

imgresI almost skipped this week’s T5W topic. It’s not like I don’t have characters I don’t like, but most often if that’s the case the book ends up on the DNF or forget-it-ever-existed pile. So instead of a list of five characters, I decided to go with some of the character traits that really bug me.

I was trying to put these in some proper order, but the truth is each of these traits annoys me as much as the others.

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Stupidity and all-knowingness at the same time

You think it’s impossible to be both? There are plenty of characters out there who are written like they know it all and yet do the dumbest things sometimes. Maybe it’s partially the naivety, but most of the time it’s simple lack of thinking.

Oh, I do know sometimes you might just be too tired or you might have to make a rush decision because you’re life is hanging on an edge. In these situations, you might do something stupid, but when a character does the most idiotic things while not under pressure there’s nothing that will make me like or respect him/her.

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Welcome to the world of imagination!

Today I’ve got for you four stories that made me switch to the child mode :). There are magical, colorful, full of fantastic creatures and have the strong good vs evil factor. Sounds good, right? Well, let’s get to details.

One small warning – since I’ll be writing about the whole series, each next story might start with a spoiler for the previous book. I’ll try to avoid them, but it will be hard.

First of all, I love the covers, you can already see it’s going to be a fantastic journey for children. Just look at them:

Elora of Stone Into Coraira Teagan of Tomorrow Second Twin

Author: Jaime Lee Mann

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I received these book from the publisher via NetGelley in exchange for an honest review.

I admit I waited way too long to read these stories, even though I had the first three on my kindle for a long time. When the “Second Twin” came out I decided I finally need to read them and here we are.

Sometimes it’s not easy to switch to the kid-mode. Some of the books simply take you int the story and you’ve got nothing to say about it, but in this case, I had to “manually” change my way of thinking. It wasn’t easy because even though these stories are magical they also have this cruel darkness lurking about, ready to grab the unsuspecting reader. Continue reading “Welcome to the world of imagination!”