The Book is Always Better

A while ago I saw the promo for “Zoo” coming to Sky1, the advert looked like something I was interesting and when I saw that it was based on the novel I jumped at the chance to purchase it.

Written by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, I was really surprised that I’ve never heard of it, although I’m not “on the scene” when it comes to books, this genre is right up my street. Without giving too much away it’s about this guy called Jackson Oz who is crazy about animal behaviour and ecology (like me), and it’s about his story discovering what is causing this environmental disaster making animals all over the world – apart from humans – go absolutely crazy.

After reading about a quarter of the book I thought I would watch the first episode of the TV adaptation.

It was shite.

It was nothing like the book, they changed aspects that didn’t need to be changed! The main point that was changed is the general context of the characters, their past and present were totally re-vamped, the only thing which remained the same about Oz was his name.

I know that it is based on the novel but honestly it was ruined for me. I’m unsure of how the TV series concluded – or even whether it is still running – because I only got to episode 2 (so please correct me if it gets better).

After now finishing the book (it takes me months to read books because I only tend to read on public transport) I thoroughly recommend it, I love James Patterson books anyway but this was a refreshing change to his usual thriller.

Bethan

*images not my own, my book doesn’t look very photogenic

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24 Films to Cheer you up

I’ve had a lot of days recently when I just feel like staying in bed all day and watching something on my laptop. It’s great how a film or a TV series can completely change your mood, so I’ve compiled a list (my favourite thing…70% of my posts are lists) of my personal favourite films that can cheer you up if you have the January blues.

  1. Pitch Perfect
  2. Aladdin
  3. Spy
  4. The Heat
  5. Mean Girls
  6. Meet the Parents
  7. Mrs Doubtfire
  8. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  9. Sister Act
  10. The Mask
  11. Uncle Buck
  12. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  13. Antman
  14. Paul
  15. Mulan
  16. Harry Potter  and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  17. Arthur (the old version)
  18. Matilda
  19. Tangled
  20. Holes
  21. Hook
  22. Ace Ventura – Pet Detective
  23. 21 Jump Street
  24. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Do you agree with my list, or have any you would like to add? Put them in the comments below.

Bethan.

Jurassic World

This film! Oh gosh this film! It’s amazing, however a few people my age haven’t seen the past films so haven’t seen this one, to be honest you don’t have to watch the past films to understand it.

There isn’t really much to understand… bad dinosaur…stop bad dinosaur from killing everyone.

I’m just going to point out that the raptor/man bond between Chris Pratt (Owen) and his three dinos is so sweet, I cried over those raptors. If a film can make me cry at a CGI extinct animal then it must be worth a watch!

What I want to know is if any of you guys have seen it? Plus what’s better Jurassic World or Age of Ultron?

…I think I may have just out-nerded myself.

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