I studied this book in Year 10, and the only thing I could remember about it was that it bored me to frigging tears – so it seemed on the surface like watching a film adaptation with actors who’d gotten inside the intent of the text might bring it to life… but no, I STILL found myself thinking “JUST FUCKING SAY WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND, ALREADY?!”. I expect I’ve completely missed the point, but watching the ensemble fanny about and hint/allude to things (apart from Bill Nighy’s brilliant draught-obsessed Bill Nighy character) in the hope that one of them might pick up on what each other were thinking about and not get the wrong idea GENUINELY had me wondering how in the hell these people created an empire that spanned the globe. 👎

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