Reading history and reviews
Finished in 2007This was the second of my two "holiday books". I wanted to read this because I'd been intrigued and fascinated by the film adaptation that I'd watched a few months earlier. As with other Christopher Priest books that I've read I pretty much tore though this, and the film is sufficiently different that I didn't know exactly how things would play out. In fact it's in many ways completely different from the film, and I think that it's fascinating to me to reflect on many elements in the book were changed to make the film while at the same time keeping true to the spirit of the book. But I think that each stands on its own without the other.