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I've said it a million times before, but the BBC adaptation by Val McDermid is bloody brilliant. If it ever gets repeated or becomes available to listen or buy, I can totally recommend it.

It's a shame the narration is so boring because as you say there are some very interesting points made in this book.
BrokenTune 7 months ago
I really need to seek out the Val McDermid adaptation. I can totally believe that it is brilliant and I would love to see how she adapted some of the points, like the determination to nuke everything and then ask questions.
"Nuke everything first and ask questions later" ... somehow that sounds familiar.

As does that quote -- today of all days. Very fitting.
BrokenTune 7 months ago
There were quite a few great quotes for today, including a very cynical:

"Why was I condemned to live in a democracy where every fool’s vote is equal to a sensible man’s? If all the energy that is put into diddling mugs for their votes could be turned on to useful work, what a nation we could be!"

And having followed the election results yesterday, that one applies elsewhere, too.
Indeed it does. Somehow, lately, that "government by experts" idea -- or even Plato's "benevolent dictator" philosopher king -- is beginning to sound more and more attractive.
BrokenTune 7 months ago
:( Yep.