Friday, November 24, 2006

Yaay! so, the grey cells arent really ready to be sent out to graze...the book is 'Savages' by Shirley Conran...! am so happy I finally got it. :-D

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umm...really bummed...

can't remember the name of the book...google isnt much help either.

have read it twice, ages back...loved it...about this bunch of corporate other halves who accompany, well, their other halves (duh?!!) to a retreat for a conference or some such...these women, well-coiffed and airbrushed, can't open a jar for fear of chipping a nail etc, then go on a trip to one of the remoter islands....the plane crashes (or was it a boat?) and they are all stranded there....
they have to shed all their urban sophisticated feminine frills n ribbons and get down and dirty to survive. stripped of all the civilized layers, to the only instinct that makes all living creatures tick. survival.

really neat work...and in a funny sort of way, a precursor to the big reality fix nowadays on telly here, I'm a Celebrity GMOOH!...

I remember thinking while reading the book, how it wd make a really cool movie...all the right masala in it.

pity I can't remember the author's name or the book's.

8 comments:

Rio said...

sounds like survivor, lol! india's going nuts over the reality show bigg boss, the indian version of big brother..

Rio said...

hope you're enjoying a nice long Thanksgiving holiday :)

Phoenix said...

hey Rio, thanksgiving doesnt figure much in the UK, from what I cd make out, tho Xmas is already in the air!...
enjoying a grey wet weekend over cups of chai, more like...! :-) hope you're having a great time, tho!

big boss...reality TV isnt going anywhere soon, is it?!

Nee said...

Ooh, sounds interesting - er, they don't wind up eating each other, do they??

Sadly reality TV (reality in whose world?) really is here to stay...:-(

I'm finally going to see CR...only thing that's getting me outdoors(well, until I get to the theater) in this weather...

Sundar said...

does not take much for life to force one back to basics...

Phoenix said...

nee - good for you, CR shd be one really bright spot for you this weekend! :-D
no, I can't remember any cannibalising stuff going on in the book...but pretty dramatic stuff, nonetheless...will try and lay my hands on it again.

sundar - absolutely! and they are finally only layers we wrap ourselves in...way beneath, we haven't really left our primal past behind much, I guess!:-)

Claire said...

I hate when that happens...glad you worked it out!

Cxx

Phoenix said...

thanks claire! I'm glad for me too, tho I'm afraid there remain many more such memory-blackspots which I've happily ignored!
:-D in this case, it was all abt hitting the right keyword!