A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

DVD Break: Duma

Duma- (2005) - (DVD) - (own)

 This DVD collection features four films with the theme "boy and animal".  Of all the movies on this collection, this is the only one I had previously seen; on TV and not straight from the beginning.  I told my son I'd seen this one so of course he choose it as the last movie for us to watch. LOL. Duma is one of the best nature movies you will ever see.  This is a genuine film, set in South Africa about an abandoned cheetah that is taken in by a farmer's family and raised to become the beloved pet of Xan the 12 year old boy.  They start off knowing that they will return him to the wild when the time comes, before it is too late.  Many things happen and the boy ends up running away from home with the cheetah going across the country to return the cheetah to where they found him by himself.  This is his adventure.  A very realistic movie with fantastic cinematography of Africa: the desert, the grasslands, the farmland.  This movie also pulls at your heartstrings, though neither autistic son nor I were too emotionally invested, except that we loved the cheetah, Duma.  This is fantastic family fare and highly recommended but adults will enjoy this without any kids as well.

After watching all of the movies, ds is refusing to donate the DVD to the library.  So we will be hanging on to it for the time being.  In order our favourite movies were:

12yo ds: Duma>The Amazing Panda Adventure>Shiloh>Flipper

Me the Mum: Duma>Shiloh>Flipper>The Amazing Panda Adventure.

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