Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Thorn Birds Miniseries

I couldn't finish the first disc. Barbara Stanwyck played Mary Carson, and while she looked so very Big Valley that I kept expecting her to say, "Nick! Heath! Jared! There's a fire in the barn!" she was also very creepy in her lust for Father de Bricassart. She was beyond cougar; she wanted to devour him, ick. I gave it 30 minutes, and that's my standard for a movie. I'll give a book 100 pages and a movie 30 minutes and if I'm not entralled, I move on. Life is too short, and to quote The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, "Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books."


  1. Glad you didn't waste your time watching this fun-house reflection of a wonderful book. Anyway, wanted to suggest To Kill A Mockingbird as you seem to be delving into some various reflective literature. I'd be interested in your perspective.

  2. To Kill A Mockingbird is on my to-read list! It's one of the Big Read books.