18 February 2007

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

This book, written by Margaret Craven, is a truly beautiful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is the story of a man who works in a remote place with people whose culture is eroding and being absorbed by the wider world. It is just lovely and I highly recommend it.
It is a book that calls you to enjoy it, I thought about it during the busy day and couldn't wait to get to it. It is a small book, too small - it didn't last long enough.

Luckily I have a mountain of other great books waiting, or I might be miserable right now having completed it.

PS: There is a movie, so I will look out for it!

2 comments:

Martin Stickland said...

Hello Joh,

I am sending a big bottle of cool English rain in the post to you!

I will look out for this book, it sounds good!

Have you heard of the film or book 'The man who planted trees'?

When you have a spare half an hour got to this link

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5718335807564310432&q=genre%3AART_EXPR&pr=goog-sl

(you may have to cut and paste this link into your browser)

I am not sure about the person who uploaded it to youtube though 'popef**ker'?

It is great little animation and story to watch and Christipher Plummer the narrator has a lovely soothing voice.

Make a cup of tea, put your feet up and watch it if you can.

Bye for now!

M

Joh said...

Martin, I can't get that video. The link didn't work! Boo hoo. I had my cup of tea and my feet up and I wanted to watch it. Maybe I'll search the username.