The Sir Kingsley Amis [1922-1995] Discussion Thread (Non-Bond Works Only)

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    SaintMark wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    I'm about to start reading Kingsley Amis' The Riverside Villas Murder (1973), part of his 60s/70s foray into genre fiction which of course also produced Colonel Sun a few years earlier.

    Riverside Villas is Amis' take on the Golden Age detective/whodunit story, set in 1936.

    Let us know this is more my cup of tea.

    Will do, @SaintMark! I'm looking forward to it. I'm going to be reading the Book Club Association edition which has the same lovely evocative dustjacket as the Jonathan Cape first edition.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I just ordered THE GREEN MAN. I'm looking forward to it.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I just ordered THE GREEN MAN. I'm looking forward to it.

    Great! Let us know what you think of it when you get it read, @Birdleson!
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    I just ordered THE GREEN MAN. I'm looking forward to it.

    If you like the book, keep in mind that the BBC adapted The Green Man into a three-part series starring Albert Finney. It's pretty good (Malcolm Bradbury handled the script) and if you wish to see it, I have the DVD and an all-region player.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Revelator wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I just ordered THE GREEN MAN. I'm looking forward to it.

    If you like the book, keep in mind that the BBC adapted The Green Man into a three-part series starring Albert Finney. It's pretty good (Malcolm Bradbury handled the script) and if you wish to see it, I have the DVD and an all-region player.

    You have an all region player!?! You could have helped me watch many things over the years! And yes, I'd like to see it.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    edited March 2019 Posts: 14,228
    Revelator wrote: »
    Birdleson wrote: »
    I just ordered THE GREEN MAN. I'm looking forward to it.

    If you like the book, keep in mind that the BBC adapted The Green Man into a three-part series starring Albert Finney. It's pretty good (Malcolm Bradbury handled the script) and if you wish to see it, I have the DVD and an all-region player.

    I must get that series on DVD actually as well as any other Amis adaptations that are available. The only Amis adaptation I've seen thus far is the film of Lucky Jim (1957). Saw it back in, I think, 2004.
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    You have an all region player!?! You could have helped me watch many things over the years! And yes, I'd like to see it.

    I'm always ready to help folks watch things. My player also handles Blu-Rays from all regions.
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    I must get that series on DVD actually as well as any other Amis adaptations that are available. The only Amis adaptation I've seen thus far is the film of Lucky Jim (1957). Saw it back in, I think, 2004.

    There's also the 1970 film of Take a Girl Like You, directed by Jonathan Miller of Beyond the Fringe fame (he also directed a superb TV version of Alice in Wonderland) and starring Oliver Reed and Hayley Mills. DVDBeaver reviewed the Blu-Ray editions here.
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