I WILL PREVIVE [The Book Of Rocks] diary extract, 24 November 2016


“The Melbourne weather is driving me crazy! We haven’t seen much of the warm stuff yet (unusual), just an extreme blast of heat at the start of the week and then straight then back to feeling like winter. I can not cope with a 38 to 16 drop in degrees. Be consistent please!

But what I mean to say is it doesn’t actually matter because after weeks and weeks and weeks of waiting, The Affair has most fabulously returned to Showtime with Season 3, and this can warm my cockles instead if the Aussie summer lets me down. I have loved this show from the very beginning. Only a couple of people I know watch it so I’m not sure who else will relate to the drama.

The story is told in chapters from the perspective of each character which is what makes it fascinating. Each situation is interpreted completely differently and this in turn helps to paint each character’s portrait. The plot also jumps about through time in an unpredictable, confusing way but slowly, slowly all the fragments come together to build a bigger picture. It’s very tense to watch!

My sixth sense had the strange notion that there would be something French in this season and mon dieu I was right! Noah (writer-murderer) has a new, slightly French cliché and quite annoying love interest called Juliette Le Gall who is played by French-Swiss actress, Irène Jacob. From the word go it’s obvious that she wants a rendezvous with him, talking all brainy about Lancelot, Guinevere and an erotic love which doesn’t involve touching. (Mais qu’est ce que c’est???!) But it sounds like she is talking his language and I just can’t wait for more chit-chat! See you next Tuesday, 8:30pm. Be there or be square.

Today’s wine to match these Thursday thoughts is Paradis by Alain Chamfort.”


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November 24, 2016