Thursday, August 21

Rankin and John Rebus on NRK1 (TV)

Two years ago on Wednesday, 23rd August 2006 I wrote a post about the small world in which we are living. I got the following comment from my daughter:
"even weirder, and this is where this is relevant to your blogpost, it turned out that the man actually *taking* the photo - the man sitting with David's friend Richard and his mates - was no other than Ian Ranking, the famous (but obviously not *that* famous) author!
it is a small world..."
The world is even getting smaller today when Norwegians through NRK1 TV can see Rankin´s The Fall (rightmost book above, Fossen) and follow the "hero" John Rebus and his colleague Siobhan trying to solve the plot.
In a review of the book Drone007 is writing:
The book starts by throwing you straight into the action two days after a banker's daughter, Philippa, has gone missing. Rebus and his colleague Siobhan begin their chase using an involving computer game which she was involved in. To help get to the bottom of this, Siobhan plays the game and the affect the Quizmaster has upon the disappearance becomes clear aided by Rebus' investigations. Their chase takes them through hundreds of old cases of body snatching and murder, and the continual appearance of tiny handmade coffins with dolls inside, left mysteriously at scenes of crimes both old and new.

John Rebus as an inspector drinks heavily and goes about his operations in an unusual and at first surprising way, often linking the two together.

In 'The Falls', Rebus is older than in previous books and is slowly suffering because of it. The book consists of a cyber-based mind game plot and the strong, compelling cast of suspects, informants, and law enforcement officers.

As with all Rebus Novels, Rankin creates a living image of Scotland and Edinburgh in the readers mind. This is largely helped due to its accurate basing on Edinburgh itself, with the details great enough to almost guide you round the city
Additional information that will help you when watching TV is complete knowledge of Single malt Destilleries in Scotland and you may learn more about Rebus´habits through this Single Malt Flavour MapHave a nice TV evening, and for you without Norwegian Television look forward to my next blog of Friday.

3 comments:

9na said...

Takk for super hyggelig kommentar på bloggen min!

RuneE said...

Jeg leser tydeligvis feil litteratur men drikker rett væske: har aldri hørt om forfatteren men har sett kartet (dog ikke helt enig i ditt valg...)

PS Du er ikke oppdatert på mine hodeplagg. ser du ikke på bildene som har vært publisert?

Anemone said...

Å ja... den forfatteren har jeg nok lest endel av jeg også ja. Utrolig bra og avkoblende. Og som deg har jeg også jeg nå begynnt å kjøpe papirutgaver, for hva gjør man med alle bøkene til slutt???
Jeg har alltid vært vant til å ha bøker rundt meg jeg da, og synes enhver stue skal ha en bokhylle, har både med varme og akustikk å gjøre, men mest vane sikkert :-))
Min hylle er full, og har ikke tenkt å ende som han vi så i VG på søndag...

Har kjørt i litt av de samme spor som deg i de østeriske alper jeg også, og er avfotografert ved en slik snøkant som du :-)) vakkert, usedvanlig vakkert. morsomt å se igjen inne hos deg har vært, gamle minner strømmer på igjen.

...og rosa sjerf?? jammen kledde du ikke det også :-))

Varm klem herfra.