Thursday, August 19, 2010

A place I go

A place in cyberspace where I go when I am blue.
I go just to see the beauty.
And because it always puts a smile on my face.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


This is a tiny book that had a big impact on me. My very dear friend in England Catherin gave me a copy one day and said you have to read this. I did and I loved it.

It is not a big book, but it has big ideas. It is really just a wisp of a thing, but like a wisp of smoke, or a wisp of light it can change how you see an event or how your day goes. Despite it's big ideas it is as gentle on the readers hart as a of a wisp of smoke.

A young boy, during a time of change in his life comes across a secret and a new friend. And that is all you really need to know. Read with an open mind and open your hart to Skellig.

Different Types of Legend

When I saw the movie I am Legend I really liked it. I love movies and books about the last person on earth or the last of a kind or the end of the world. It all seems so fantastical that it is like a dark fairy tale to me.

So finally I got around to reading the book and if you want a happy ending do not read this book. It is a great ending but it is not an ending you will like if you go in for the happy Hollywood ending.

This Richard Matheson book was published in 1954. When you read it you will be impressed with his idea of the future. It is set in the 1970s and it has the whole Cold War feel that the 70s had. SiFi writers are clever buggers. I am never not amazed with what they write and how so much of it comes true. Well elements of it come true.

I think that the movie was a good interpretation of the original work, despite the happy ending, I know the Will Smith character died, but the others got to safety. I am now looking forward to seeing Omega man as well to complete my
I am Legend journey.