Inherent Vice

Inherent vice Inherent vice (borrow it from us) is the first novel by Thomas Pynchon to be made into a film and it is released in the UK on 30th January.

Synopsis: It’s a while since Doc Sportello has seen his ex-girlfriend. Suddenly out of nowhere she shows up with a story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer whom she just happens to be in love with. Doc soon finds himself drawn into a bizarre tangle of motives and passions …

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Larry ‘Doc’ Sportello, ‘ a pothead private eye’ with ex-girlfriend Shasta played by Katherine Waterston. Land developer boyfriend Mickey Wolfmann is played by Eric Roberts. With Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newsom assisting.

 

Go Wild in the library or the cinema

Wild: a journey from lost to foundYou can go and see the film ‘Wild’ from next Friday 16th January – it’s adapted from the author’s story by Nick Hornby. If you want to read the book, we have six copies and it’s by Cheryl Strayed.

Wild: a journey from lost to found

At 26, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk 1,100 miles of the west coast of America – from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington State – and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise – a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet

 

Deep Down Dark

Deep down dark

Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, is the un-put-downable dramatic account of the miners of the San José mine disaster in Chile.

The heart-stopping survival story tells of the 33 miners trapped half a mile beneath the surface for 69 days when the San Jose Mine collapsed. More than 1 billion viewers worldwide watched the rescue, and it is now being made into a film.

No other writer has been granted the deep and exclusive access to the miners that Hector Tobar has, and no one else can capture and recreate this unique drama so vividly, from the conflicts and the emotions that enveloped the men during their first fortnight below ground, when death by starvation loomed as their likely fate, to the subsequent weeks during which they established contact with the outside world. All the while, they remained trapped inside a still-thundering mountain that could collapse upon them at any moment.

It was written in official collaboration with ‘The 33’ and with the full cooperation of the Chilean authorities behind the daring rescue operation

 

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