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Last week, I reviewed three films by the renowned director Terence Davies. Sim took a detour from her walking tour of London to get us to the Tate in time to see the David Hockney exhibit. Tina reviewed the 20th book (of 23 — so far) in the DCI Banks series. Becky reviewed two books: Mandy and The Roar.
I wasn’t at all sure that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was going to work well for us as a movie. Films described as “dark” don’t always work for me — they are too depressing or mean-spirited. And films marketed for young people don’t always work for Rick — he wants more complexity than they sometimes generate.
Fortunately, the delightfully Victorian house in Wales and all if its inhabitants delivered lots of fun. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children contains a complicated plot to defeat deliciously dangerous villains. Besides the coast of Wales, we got an intriguing peek at the city of Blackpool in England.
This movie is definitely weird, but it’s our kind of weird.
I’ve had the book on my shelf for a couple of years. I hate to admit this, as a librarian book blogger, but I fairly frequently watch the movie instead of reading the book. I’m sure the book is better, but there are so many books and so little time. Movies are quicker.