Did you see the TV adaptation of The Mayor of Casterbridge a few years ago, momof2dogs? It starred Ciarin Hinds (coincidentally, he was also in Persuasion) and Polly Walker. I thought it was quite well done.Originally Posted by momof2dogs
Speaking of Persuasion - along with Pride and Prejudice, it's one of my favorites. I read it every few years and love it more every time! IMO, that movie adaptation was the best of the slew of Jane Austen films a while back.
You know, I think I would've felt that same way about Running With Scissors if Burroughs had been all "poor me" about it. His matter-of-fact style and the fact that he didn't telll it in the voice of a victim, kept me from feeling icky about it. Yes, it was definitely shocking in some places, but I admired the fact that he had the courage to tell it and with such humor.