Book Chick City is hosting a Women of SF week next week. I’ll be one of many bloggers, so drop by and enjoy the discussion.

And later next week Michael Connelly is talking at QUT.

Brisbane — Wednesday 25 May — 6.30 pm
Venue: QUT Auditorium, Kelvin Grove
Cost: Free. Bookings: Not required

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Writers’ Festival and Brisbane’s Better Bookshops present: Michael Connelly in conversation with Donna Hancox.

I’m too tired tonight to do a full blown review but I did want to say that I enjoyed this movie immensely. It’s so good to be able to say that one of my favourite books has now become one of my favourite movies. Both Mathew Maconaughey and Ryan Phillipe do an excellent job of their parts and the screen writers have picked the essentials from the novel and presented a clean and well delivered narrative.

Some very nice secondary parts from William Macy, John Leguizamo and Trace Adkins as well. Marisa Tomei didn’t get the greatest lines – Connelly’s Maggie “McFierce” was portrayed as far more sympathetic in the movie than in the book. But that was really my only disappointment.

Bravo Brad Furman! Great job!


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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 





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