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Book review: Calculus or a classic?

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re: Book review: Calculus or a classic?
windhorn   5/12/2011 7:04:08 PM
I love the earlier "Brideshead" series, but haven't read the book -- might be a good time to now. The later one was a lot darker in tone and seemed to come to a different conclusion. Didn't care for it. If you like books on wine you may like "Notes on a Cellar Book," By George Saintsbury, and "Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris," by A.J. Liebling.

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David Ashton   10/5/2010 10:56:23 PM
I've since watched the DVDs and they were great. Almost word-perfect with the book. I reckon that if a TV series or movie of a book is not at least as long as it takes you to read the book (hours-wise) then it's got to be missing a lot. And this one was great. Actually it was ITV, not BBC, but they are both good at this sort of thing. I'd already made up my mind not to bother with the film.... I have not seen I Claudius but will keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the recommendation Max.

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Max The Magnificent   10/5/2010 6:10:42 PM
I loved the original series on BBC TV -- I can still hear the music in my head now. Also all of the characters were wonderfully realized. I saw a film of this made more recently .. it was really rather poor... The BBC really score in historical dramas of this type -- did you ever see I Claudius (which was fantastic)?

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