Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sunday Snippet - Kate Atkinson Special

Tonight at 9pm on BBC1, sees the first in a two parter, of another Kate Atkinson 'Jackson Brodie' novel called 'One Good Turn'.

'One Good Turn' centers around a brutal attack on a man named Paul Bradley, whilst he is queueing for a performance at the 'Edinburgh Festival.' Not only does this novel focus on what happened to Paul Bradley, but also how the event effects several of the other people in the queue.

This time, not only does private investigator Jackson Brodie become involved in this storyline, but also one that sees him discover a woman's body, washed up on the rocks by the tide.

Judging by last week's adaptation of 'Case Histories' I'm really looking forward to watching the next two programmes. Like last week, I will post some thoughts on this adaptation. For now, here's a snippet of 'One Good Turn' :

Page 17: 'The rain had in no way deterred the crowds-it had never occurred to him that Edinburgh was in the middle of 'the Festival' and that there would be carnival hordes of people milling around as if the end of a war had just been declared.'

'One Good Turn' by Kate Atkinson

If you are going to watch 'One Good Turn' later tonight, I'd be interested to hear what you think about this. Nevertheless whatever you are up to today, I hope that you enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Happy Sunday!