I read the book Underground back when it was released in 1997. Back then no one had heard of Julian Assange and Wikileaks didn’t even exist.
It was just a geeky book about the subculture of Australian hackers, I don’t think I could have convinced anyone to read it back then even though it was a good book.
Now Channel Ten have made it into a telemovie, I guess when you are fighting extradition people want to know about you.
A new movie is out, you might have heard of it, The Hunger Games. Yes lots of hype for yet again another movie based on a successful series of books. Joyfully this time there are only 3 books in the series. The big question is do I read the books before watching the movie?
Although we live in one of the most expensive countries when it comes to buying books we do have some amazing authors and since today is Australia day I thought I’d list some of the best.
Luckily also today with the internet and sites like Fishpond we can get books at the same price as the rest of the world.
Listed in no particular order, have I left any out?
I’ve heard good things about the TV show “Game of Thrones”, it has been called a Middle Earth version of the Sopranos. Unfortunately here in Australia it has been hidden way on Foxtel and haven’t had the chance to watch it yet. Although I’d heard about it I knew little more than it was a TV show on HBO.
Then this weekend while looking for Christmas gifts for my family I came across a book called A Dance with Dragons which looked like it might be the something to read once I finish the Wheel of Time. Once I picked it up, yes I judge a book by its cover, I found it was book 5 of a series called A Song of Ice and Fire and that the first book is called A Game of Thrones!
I was given Book 1 of the Wheel of Time – The Eye of the World as a Christmas gift in 2002. I was lucky if I was getting through 2 or 3 books a year at that time and it was not until late last year on a trip to the USA that I managed to get to the book. Yes 8 years later. Little did I know I was tackling a book series that was already into it’s 13th book and still incomplete!
I’m up to Book 3 – The Dragon Reborn which so far is the best of the series.