Sunday 24 February 2008

Early sunday

Early Sunday - still not finished The Terracotta Dog, but am struck - again - by the difference in culture, how it shows even in a story like this, an old copper tells the detective that he is being 'rude and obnoxious', how unthinkable that would be in Kiwi culture and how much difficulty there was in coming to this country and being what was called 'blunt' when one made an ordinary remark.
Also in the book there is a very nice Saramago moment, which should be quoted here.
More later.

We watched a very good Swedish movie called A Song for Martin, impressed with the acting and pacing. Also as always with Scandinavian movies enjoyed visiting a different country - different architecture, decor, landscape and the people's colouring and way of dressing.

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