5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I read this book about 2 years ago ( 2007 ) when oliver James was on a visit to Sydney. The book got good coverage from the SMH then.
I am quite certain, as mentioned above, the happy few didn't like the description Mr James made of them.
However................Today is April 29th 2009 and I'd say he was right on the money wasn't he ?????
Buy the book by all means. At one stage or another, we've all suffered from affluenza and made very poor choices in life because of greed.
Mr James sounded like a party killer to some then, but who's laughing now ??
6 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I taped the original when it ran on french cable Tv ( in english for once ) and I'haven't stopped watching it over and over.
One thing that has to be said about this particular cast and british actors in general is that : THEY ARE BRILLANT.
Now about the movie :
The mere fact the action has been set in the US is pathetic. It had so much more flare in London.
How can one believe a 90 or 120 minutes long movie is going to cut it compared to a 340 minutes mini serie ??? It has to take short cuts very detrimental to the story.
I'm sorry such a talentfull actress like Helen Mirren got lost in this.
As to Russell Crow and Ben Affleck and I love Russell, sorry,… Read more
37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
I was sent to bed when the serie was shown in France in 1967, 10 years old at the time, but I amazingly remembered Kenneth More, Eric Porter and Nyree Dawn Porter faces. My mother was absolutly taken by the show and had no time for a kid.
Just last year, in Oslo, I walked into a news stand and found a very cheap print of the book. I bought it...........and let it rest until this summer on my coffee table. I finally took it while on a 10 days hike in the austrian alps and couldn't let go of the book. Primarly because I realized the Forsyte, although english, were just like my family !! Very chilling, but yet, there are heaps of french Forsytes, have a read at Emile Zoal or Balzac… Read more