24/8 Book Club

No. 1 Ladies Dectective Agency on HBO
April 4, 2009, 4:05 pm
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Carved out time today to watch the first episode of this series on HBO.  I don’t know how close it follows the book as I have not yet read the series but I really enjoyed it.  I thought Jill Scott did an amazing job with her performance and I just set the DVR to tape the second. 

It is wonderful when books are the basis for small or big screen productions, hopefully it ensures the future for authors and not just screenplay writers.  In my case, I was not sure about the books when I saw them.  I kept picking them up but they never really spoke to me, even with all of praise. But now I am going to start to read them as I am interested in the adaptation of these to the small screen.

What did everyone else think?  What about those of you few million that have read the books?  Bravo Andrew McCall Smith and thanks HBO.




Have you been reading Alexander McCall Smith’s

latest novel on line?  Yes, you read that correctly, best selling author Alexander McCall Smith is serializing his next novel, CORDUROY MANSIONS, on line and letting us read it as he goes.  There are currently 48 chapters completed and ready to view.  The most interesting part of this delightful idea is that we can comment on the novel and who knows it might influence how the story unfolds. 

This is another great idea brought to you by a very popular author.  To view the chapters on line at, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/exclusions/alexandermccallsmith/nosplit/alexandermccallsmith.xml.  There is even a contest that might let you be the next serial novelist on line.

24/8 wants to thank you Andrew for letting avid readers and fans follow along as the next book takes shape.  It is a novel concept and we applaud you for taking this journey.