Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave – One

The following blog contains spoilers for the Richard Castle book Heat Wave is this your no and only warning, leave now if you do not want this book to be spoilt

A New York real estate tycoon plunges to his death on a Manhattan sidewalk. A trophy wife with a past survives a narrow escape from a brazen attack. Mobsters and moguls with no shortage of a reason to kill trot out there alibis. and then, in the stifling grip of a record heatwave comes another shocking murder a sharp turn in the tents journey into dirty little secrets at the wealthy, Secrets that prove to be fatal secrets that lay hidden in the dark until one NYPD detective shines a light.

Homicide Detective Nikki Heat.

To the extraordinary KB and all my friends that at the 12th

One – One West 77th Street New York, we meet Detective Nikki Heat she just pulled up to the crime scene, going though her little rituals before walking the two hundred feet to the Guilford apartment building and then to the La Chaleur Belle were Detective Raley sits with a distraught family at the service door is Detective Ochoa talking to the staff. Nikki walks over the ME Lauren Parry.
“Male Unknown, No wallet, no Identification, preliminary age around 60 65. Severe blunt force trauma to the head neck and chest…No face, so we’ll comb The area for any dental otherwise not much to ID after that impact this is where he landed.”

Lauren shows Heat were the man fell, and she walks over the to the wreckage on the sidewalk, and from behind her she hears

“It’s raining men”

She doesn’t need to turn around she knows who it’s Jameson Rook Pulitzer Prize Winning magazine journalist who been researching an article for the last month on New York’s finest. and is a little put out no one told him he’s had ring Ochoa to find out. As they stand there one of Jameson Rook’s fans wants an Autograph and it’s not his latest print edition story she wants signing,

While all this going on Detective Ochoa Find out the victim is from the building they are standing next too he’s falling from the 6th floor, Matthew Starr real estate mogul who left behind a wife Kimberly and a seven year old son.

Heat interviews Kimberly with Rook sitting in, She tells them, she and her son were at the Dino-Bites, she’s not to impressed by Rook or the fact Heat is asking questions

“Good, Because my husband wouldn’t like that. He thought all reports were assholes”

“Why are you asking stupid questions when you could be looking for his killer.”

But Heat knows that she’s venting having been the same place as a nineteen year old, Kimberly in the end is mollified in the end but kicks them both anyway. Outside Raley and Ochoa tell them it was not suicide, and just as they head back down from the sixth floor and back on the sidewalk Kimberly Starr is gripped by unknown man to the side of a van. But seeing the police the guy lets her go

Ochoa, attends to Kimberly as Heat and Raley head after the guy Rook keeping pace and in fact almost get there man but the guy heads down the subway, and Nikki Heat goes after them both.

What I think -Well in this chapter we have met what I guessing are all the main players starting with Nikki Heat and endding with Jameson Rook, I not to sure if we are in Nikki’s head or watching all this from on high because there are a few lines that don’t make sense, We The audience are asked to say Trophy Wife about Kimberly Starr halfway through the chapter and then we switch to Nikki’s feelings about Rook towards the end of the chapter.

The switch back at the end of the chapter makes you think Rook has lost the unknown man and its left a short cliffhanger as Nikki follows them both.

It’s a a fun way to start a book with a Copse on the floor and a foot chase through the streets of New York, now it will all work out in the end I am not sure but it looks like a very enjoyable read.

Yes know I said I was going to cover two chapters on each blog post but I changed my mind and it would be unfair to leave things out, And so that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter of Heat Wave but until then bye for now and see you next week.

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Bookends – Book Review – Tie In – Richard Castle – Heat Wave -Introduction

RICHARD CASTLE is the author numerous bestsellers, including the critical acclaimed Derrick Storm series. His first novel, In a Hail of Bullets, published while he was still in college, received the Nom DePlume Society’s prestigious Tom Straw Award for Mystery Literature. Castle currently lives in Manhattan with his daughter and mother, both of whom infuse his life with humor and inspiration.

Or so says the authors page in the book, it’s is a bite size biography of man only exists in the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) TV show Castle created by Andrew W. Marlowe which originally ran a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016. in the United States Of America and shown across the world on other network Television stations, and the one in the United Kingdom called Alibi were I saw it.

Starting Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle and Stana Katic as NYPD Homicide detective Kate Beckett

Within the show Richard Castle wrote a set of books called the Nikki Heat series modeled on his complex relationship with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett. There is a lot more to the television, than that but I am taking the book on their own merits. As if Mr Castle were a real person. (and yes I know there is way to find out who really wrote the books but that takes away the fun) in total he wrote nine books.

  • Heat Wave
  • Naked Heat
  • Heat Rises
  • Frozen Heat
  • Deadly Heat
  • Reging Heat
  • Driving Heat
  • High Heat
  • Heat Storm

In the next blog post, I will be starting at the beginning with Heat Wave I only have very vague idea of want the book is about, I have three versions of the first Nikki heat book one being an American hardback copy published by Hyperion which a first edition a second paperback one first mass market edition with a interview with Mr Castle in the back and a ebook Amazon Kindle edition which at first look is Carbon copy of the hardback, To make my life simple I will be using the ebook edition.

So I hope you can join me as enter the world of Nikki Heat and her life on the streets of New York as always that’s your lot for this week thank you for reading and see you next week.

Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Final Notes 

The following blog has  spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this is your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake has been to the 2011 to the future of a living JFK and the North Vietnam had a bomb drop on it and lot of earthquakes and race riots, but he comes back and before Zack can send him back to the unchanged 2011 Jake runs away.

And now the continuation (It written as diary entrys)

Jake is hold up in the motel using the money the FBI gave him wirting filling note pads I knows he can’t save Kennedy, Harry or the girl from the starry shooter but can he have Sadie or will cost to much 

Still living in the motel Jake try to think, but want if he just stopped Clayton, So he starts to write to Deke Simmons but no that’s not going to he has to go back even though he’s a man out of time and in love

What I think – I guess will all the hate, violence and death we needed this chapter Jake sitting down taking stock of want to do next, raging and railing against time or whatever. Finally accepting you cannot change time he literally buried the whole adventure and walks back to 2011

I know is a short blog post for this week but it was a small section, but That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next few pages and until then bye for now and see you next week.


Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Six – The Green Card Man- Chapter ThirtyOne

nthe following blog has  spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this is your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake makes it back to time hole to Be greeted by a person calling himself Zack Lang he and the yellow card man are watches who feel the changes in the time lines, He tells Jake to go see for himself the mess that now is the future and to come back so things can reset.

Jake finds the world a war zone, but also Harry in a wheelchair

And now the Continuation

  1. Harry takes Jack to him home, and has no idea who Jake is
  2. The earth is taring itself apart there Earthquakes are most daily and a nuclear reactor and a bombs have been falling the past number of years But Kennedy lived and won re-election
  3. There has been no war in North Vietnam and no civil rights act just race riots and the North over running the south, Kennedy is voted out and George Wallace is President and drops an a bomb on Saigon. Jake starts to lose the thread a little but it becomes clear the world is at war 
  4. Jake looks at Harry’s family and talk a little then Harry asks did he kill his father and Jake says no
  5. Jake takes his leave of Harry and heads back though the time hole
  6. Once on the other side Jake see Zack who starting to become the yellow card man, Zack tells Jake to go back to the real 2011 but Jake running in the other direction as fast as he can

What I Think – So there we have it, the world went to hell not only just to the people who live in it, but the world itself filled with earthquakes plus the atomic have been dropped once again, We don’t get to see or hear from Al one last time which is a little bit of a shame because I would have been nice to see how his life worked out and he was the whole reason for Jake to take over.

We do get a little about Harry and his family, he ever asks Jake out right if he kiled his father but Jake says no yet with the way they have been talking it becomes clear he had something to do with.

Jake reaction when Zack asks him to reset the wold is I guess want would happen in the real word just run away, Knowing Sadie is once again living and can be saved Zack is no shape to chase him down, I have no idea want Jake will do next knowing that wantever he changes little or big will dange the world and maybe Zack will come after him

And quick scan of the rest of the book tells me there are three sections left but they not numbered chapters how they fit into the story I am not sure. And so that’s your lot for is week as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for those pages and until then bye for now and see you next week.


Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Six – The Green Card Man- Chapter Thirty

The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this is your one and only warning.

STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

The day that chnged the world. 

What if you could change it back ?
On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?

Would the consequesnces be worth it?

The Book so far – Jake is now living in a world were JFK lives and doesn’t want to play the hero much to the delight of the FBI so after talking things though to he’s FBI handler they come to a mutually agreed plan George/Jake will disappear and go and live life quietly somewhere else. Jake is given the means to walk away and takes it, On the way he hears on the radio that Sadie is to be given a Estate Heroes funeral and be buried in Arlington Cemetery with a guard of honour.

And now the continuation.

  1. Jake makes to Maine and buys himself a coat after seeing his photo in the newspaper
  2. He gets the same room in the same motel, and sleeps in the morning he calls a taxi and thinks about going home but home is not 2011 its Jodie or it will be soon
  3. Getting in the taxi the driver tells him about a earthquake in which JFK has been killed in time making sure Kennedy is dead
  4. Paying for the taxi with FBI money Jake heads over to the time hole only to find a young man with the same kind of fedora as the yellow card man only this time the card is green.
  5. The man and the one who came before are watches people who keep an eye out for time holes But Al made the last one go mad with all the buying of food, The trips hurt the watcher and the end up killing themselves not only that time has its ways and if Jake doesn’t come back after seeing the new future the whole of Reality will end
  6. Jake walks through the hole leaving 1963 
  7. Something is very wrong, the world is a war zone the building that once stood are long gone replaced by shell covered in Graffiti, groups of lad are running wild and Jake/George is some what scared and after saving a guy in wheelchair bumps into Harry

    What I Think – Well we have our answers, some of them, time is something you can’t mess with or not only will it try and kill you it will kill everyone on the earth. And we have people called watches who be first people to feel the changes first.

    It wasn’t totally expected that the world Jake sees when he goes back though the time hole would be bad, its just a question of how bad it will become. And if we will see anymore of Al I do feel as though the watcher Zack has been ticked on Ok he tries to explain that Jake has to come back but already know he wants to and needs to if he’s any hope of saving Sadie. And the thing with card could have been done another way.

    That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.


    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Six – The Green Card Man- Chapter Twentynine

    The following blog has spoilers for the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this your one and only warning.

    STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

    The day that chnged the world. 

    What if you could change it back ?
    On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
    President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
    If you had the chance to change history, would you?

    Would the consequesnces be worth it?

    The Book so far – Jake and Sadie Do their best to make it to the Dallas Plaza Lee Harvey Oswald, but everytime they go somewhere or make a turn down the street something or someone stops them first their car gets into an accident second the bus drives into a lamppost and nearly fractures Sadie’s face and III when they eventually find someone to take them he runs off with the money they gave them in the end they half drag themselves up the stairs of the Book Depository Jake is able maybe to stop Lee Harvey Oswald but only at the cost of Sadie’s is life.

    And now the continuation

    1. Jake is picked up and taken into custody
    2. They take the shirt with Sadie’s blood on it 
    3. The doctor who would have tried to save JFK is now here So Kennedy lives and Jake/George is in pain
    4. The FBI come next 
    5. Jake plays with the FBI man telling him things that he should have done and things LHO has done even the fact that Lee had contact the FBI in the end Jake tells some truth
    6. Jake fills in the rest of the story and get a phone call from JFK
    7. Kennedy thanks Jake/George for saving his life
    8. Jake calls Deke from the same hotel room he rented the first time in Dallas now the FBI foot the bills
    9. The next day the FBI come back and after a long talk Jake and they think its best he just disappears 
    10. Jake is told to write a letter play the hero who wants to be left alone, and as he does Jackie Kennedy calls
    11. With the clothes ride and a bus ticket the FBI gives him Jake makes it to little rock with Sadie’s memory in his head
    12. The following day making his way to the rabbit hole Jake hears on the radio Sadie will get a heroes funeral.

    What I think – The time line has been beat, the President is save and Sadie is a hero all a nice neat story, But the book was never about that in the end sure it may look like that in first few chapters but since Sadie became a full player in this tail. Its the real story Jake/George helping her and the old caretaker and that is a wonderful thing you don’t need and huge time travel Separation of Alternate realities just a simple man trying to change two lives the rest of the book I’m guessing will be about him trying to change everything back again and get Sadie once again by his side without losing sight of saving the caretaker and try and then to explain to the owner of the Diner what he really did.

    It was a an interesting touch to have Kennedy and Jackie ring Jake/George still even better when the FBI agent gave him the political leaning of the people he worked and why they would simply let him walk away, Hope that we get to see want world has come to now that Kennedy has lived. If only for a few seconds and we don’t fall under the old cliché of the world being better if it had remain the same.

    We Know Jake is going to change the past once again he’s going to take a few steps into his alternate future and then returned down the rabbit hole once again but I don’t want the reason to be the Kennedy living made the world a worse place in Kennedy dead we know the reason is for Sadie and anything more would laying it on thick.

    That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.


    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Thirteen – Home Free. The End Of The Film

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

    A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on ! 

    Chapter Thirteen -2:03:49 – 2:09:36

    We are back in the office of the head of the board meeting and he’s explaining to the Russian ambassador that given the death of the ocean were the Red October is and the The fat the wreckage is spread along a wide area it would be quite some time before any divers or equipment would be salvageable, However the surviving crew of the red october will be repatriated back to Russian soil, and he also point out that if he was told before the Americans would have been able to prevent this tragedy the Russian Ambassadors answer is that he hopes one day that technology will exist so they will be able to salvage the Red October. The Ambassador then asks if they could have help in locating an Alfa class submarine that was last seen at the location of the Grand Bank’s, to which our man on the other side of the table looks down at his M and M’s bowl and asks they’ve lost another submarine.

    On the screen in green letters were are told the red October is in the Penobsoct River North of seaport maine, we see she on the Surface of the water with two people walking around her communications Tower, Ryan, Ramius and Mancuso are on top of the tower Ramius is impressed By the fact they have made it all this way to hide the submarine in a river Ryan explains they are miles away from any Naval Shipyard and it is the last place anybody will look he then says he grew up around the area, telling Ramius about fishing with grandfather.

    Ramius then points out that Ryan has not asked him why, Ryan says that he figured that he would tell him when ramius was ready. Ramius then tells him…
    That’s some people believe that Russia should strike 1st and that’s the principal of the red october was built on Ryan then points out that there will be hell to pay when people figure out what they’ve done and Rami a says well a little Revolution might be a good thing.

    Ryan says welcome to the new world sir

    The screen that melts and the inside of a plane, and air stewardess walking up and aisle way she get to a set of seats the camera moves around her and see Ryan now sleeping next to him is a brown teddy bear.

    Roll credits end of film they move superimposed over the scene and it eventually becomes black.

    End.

    The differences between the book and the film. What difference there are can be written off here as time saving. In the book were are still dealing with the fact Ramius is lying on the hospital bed and Borodin is being told about the west. There is a whole thing about Borodin learning how a supermarket and been told even in the winter time you can get fresh vegetables, and that Jones shows the officers a TV playing the flim ET. then the slow trip back Under escort to the navy station and CIA debriefing. 

    As for the CIA we are given an almost word for word Conversation between the Russian ambassador and the head of the CIA obviously without the president of the United States. And the repatriation of the Russian crew of the Red October

    What I think.

    Out of most of the books I’ve read that been made into films I must admit this the most faithful, adaptation as it hits 99 percent of the beats that are set out in the book we have Jack Ryan who begins to book as a very small cock in the very large military machine which is this CIA and ends the book almost exactly in the same place sitting on a airplane having gone through a quiet life changing set of days, Unlike most of the films of that era it is a blockbuster film yet it has its nice pathos and nice plot points. Most of the changes take place because budget restrictions as in we get to see one American ship and one British ship in the book there are fleet of maybe four on each side.

    I do think however that we were shown both sides of the Western military war machine and Eastern military war machine but as I said before there was a scene where Jones he tries to explain the differences between the east and the west outside of the military to Borodin I can understand them not getting clearance for a film to be shown within a film but I don’t understand why you couldn’t just on the last few seconds of the trip up the river we could have had the remaining Group share a meal of a hamburger on some such thing instead what we got was Borodin killed off and Ryan telling Ramius about his grandfather almost mirroring each others history.

    In conclusion

     I would say if you have time enough to read the book and I mean you will need a lot of time to read the book it took me about a month just to get halfway through as it’s an extremely detailed and complex story I would seek it out. But if you are looking for a late-night film to sit in front of with a interesting plot and a few explosions I would recommend actually sitting down and watching a film.

    It’s at this point in the blog I normally say that’s your lot for this week and thank you for reading, but we have come to the end of this particular all the right words, I may have said you were going to do audio book at the start but for two things, one The audio I was going to use is rather expensive to find and two the free one is not legal to download so we will pass it over. I try to cover a book/flim that is cheap to find and available everywhere.

    For those few people who follow this blog I still have the Stephen King book 11:22:62 in bookends blog to complete so I hope you take a look at that.

    I will returning in the new year with two new blogs they will still about books but In a slightly different style, from All the right words and bookends, Which I hope you will join me for.

    So as I always say thank for reading and see you soon.

    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter TwentySeven

    The following blog has Spoilers the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this your one and only warning.

    STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

    The day that chnged the world. 

    What if you could change it back ?
    On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
    President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
    If you had the chance to change history, would you?

    Would the consequesnces be worth it?

    The Book so far – Jake is slowly recovering from the beating, but has huge amount of memory loss first about who his and want his history is. Over seven weeks with help from Sadie he’s able to peace togeter his real life. But his unable to remember the vital piece of information about who is going to kill Kennedy.

    And now the continuation

    1. Jake tells Sadie about the future as she heads home
    2. Alone now Jake finds a set of keys which jog his memory a little and comes up with a name Oswald Rabbit and the maybe name of a bank
    3. Sadie calls and ask if Jake pulling her leg about President Obama
    4. One of the nurses gives Jake some pills which he Pretends to take and then ask him whether or not they have  round the people that beat him up, which the answer is no and then ask want he was doing Jake has no idea
    5. Jake gets more visitors and a phone call from Sadie asks if he’s remembering things but nothing and he will take a nap but in the end he takes a drive
    6. Jake is able to find the right bank and his box with Lee Harvey Oswald name in the notebook
    7. He’s memory comes back in a flash everything, then he find a ring he’d brought as cover
    8. On the way home Jake is pulled over by a cop, his mind still trying to process the memories, Sadie rings and he tells her a lie about were he’s been.
    9. Jake watches TV and reads Al notes which turn JFK from a Legendary figure into a simply a man.
    10. After talking to a old man Jake makes a plan using his tossed away gun
    11. Sadie calls the following day still covering a class, asking Jake if he’s though about anything more and again Jake says no but he’s working on shooting LHO
    12. He goes back to his old home and picks up his gun
    13. Jake walks to Elm street and sit on the bench If he killed LHO now he would maybe end up In jail or a psychiatric Hospital And if he did shoot him on the day he’d need help.
    14. Waking in the night Jake works out that Sadie knows he’s been lying
    15. He writes her a letter says things will be ok and not to try and find him
    16. She reads the note Jake just hopes she does want he asks
    17. Jake takes over LHO old home paying $50 to the landlord
    18. The ghost of Lee and Marina keep Jake a wake
    19. In the daytime and unable to eat Jake watches the TV and Air Force One arriving in San Antonio
    20. The night comes and still unable to eat Jake sits the darkness and falls asleep only to wake up with Sadie by the bed.

    Want I Think. The chapter is all about rebuilding Jake world so as such it does cover a lot of old ground but thankfully very quickly, And when Jake gets the notebook back it just case of linking everything back up. And the fact that Sadie is not just written as dumb to kept in the dark but she goes out of her way to find Jake at the end helps make the relationship more believable.

    I am not sure want the ending will be for the two of them now, Jake can’t hunt down LHO and kill him now and he never really was, no matter how much he wanted to talk himself into doing so and now Sadie is by him side now. I don’t think any killing will take place or that LHO will be stopped totally and it will really become a question of how they if anything they do to slow him down just a little.

    That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.



    All The Right Words – The Hunt For Red October By Tom Clancy – DVD – Chapter Twelve – Battle Stations

    The following blog has spoilers for the Tom Clancy flim The Hunt For Red October this your one and only warning.

    Based on Tom Clancy’s bestseller directed by John McTiernan starring Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin, The Hunt for Red October seethes with high tech excitement and sweats with the tension of the men who holds doomsday in their hands.

    A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub the red october he’s heading for the US Coast under the command of Captain Marko Ramius, the American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack a long CIA analyst has a different idea he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it because the entire Russian Navy and Air commands are trying to find him too the hunt is on ! 

    Chapter Twelve – Battle Station – 1:50:58 -2:03:49

    James Greer asks were the torpedo has come from and we are showing a shot of a Russian submarine running to intercept the red october it turns out there fired a torpedo but missed as their settings were wrong, We then cut to the Red October with Ramius giving orders to get the Mimi sub off his boat (again he appears to be speaking English) The Doctor and the other crew believe Ramius is now fighting the Americans for his life.

    Back on the October Ramius tells Borodin to take fire control and then tells Ryan to take the helm, Ryan is very quick to point out that he’s CIA not navy but Ramius makes him sit anyway explaining want he needs him to do. Jones takes the sonar giving the Position of the Russian submarine.

    Ramius shows Ryan which buttons and dials to make the Maneuvers he needs to Back on the Dallas they switch to battle stations and make the same maneuver, the new torpedo is heading for the October Ramius orders Ryan to move towards it. Mancuso tells Ryan not to do this but Ryan goes a head and follows Ramius both the crew of the Dallas and Mancuso can’t believe it.

    Ramius still wants more power heading towards the torpedo, on the Dallas the COB now acting captain asks for a firing solution for the second Russian submarine but he’s told he can’t have one because the Russians did not attack the Americans the torpedo still continues its course towards the Red October at everybody apart from ramius becomes nervous.

    In fact Ramius calmly asks Ryan what kind of books he wrote taking a back a little Ryan answers to question and it turns out that Ramius knows about the book The torpedo hits the Red October but does not explode Ryan turns to Mancuso and asks what happened and Mancuso tells him that by turning into the torpedo Heath close to the distance between it and it’s self harming mechanism which therefore it came non active. Ramius says that captain of the Russian submarine will now be removing the mechanism so as soon as the fire another torpedo it will be active

    Ramius is about to give another order when two shots are find across the room and hit the control panel and everybody get down on the floor, Borodin is now dead Either by the ricochet from the control panel or with a bullet. His last words are that he wishes to see Montana. Ramius is lost for words

    Then there is the sound of bleeping from a secondary control panel and one of the crew members points out to ramius that the missile in one of the silos is being harmed by the guy who was shooting the gun. Ramius gives comand of the Red October over to Mancuso and goes after the shooting as he does so Mancuso hands over his side arm.

    On the Russian submarine there are doing just want Ramius said removing the the safety of the torpedoes and they head deeper into the submarine Ryan and Ramius are shot at once again Ramius getting hit, Ryan then goes after the guy leaving Ramius

    The Russian now have the torpedos free and start to make the turn to face the Red October, Mancuso tells the conn officer to get the counter Measures ready, Ryan climbs on to the catwalk as he does so he makes a joke Repeated what ramius talking about shooting bullets. He drops a light from the catwalk and this makes the shoot fire wide hitting a water pipe in turn coveing Ryan.

    The Russian submarine is now facing the Red October and the captain gives the order to fire but the office tells him they are to close so the captain presses the button himself, the torpedo is away. Everyone on the Red October braces themselves but the Dallas moves in from the left making noise so the torpedo follows them and as they hit the Surface of the ocean they released countermeasures. It works and the torpedo turns and heads back the way it came.

    Ryan is still hunting the shooter, he able to get behind him, its the cook Ryan see him holding two wires in Russian he tells him “Captain scared’em out of the water” the two men Stare at each other for a few seconds then opens up and puts three bullets into the gentleman.

    The torpedo is still coming as Ryan and Ramius make it back to the bridge Mancuso is heading towards the other Russian submarine with torpedo behind them, Mancuso gives the order and pulls to the right the torpedo hit the Russian submarine and blows up.  the Red October crew in the boats thinks its Ramius.

    The differences between the book and film – We shall start with the crew of the Red October, there are left out in the cold, in the book there are taken aboard one the ship feed and then put on airplane taken though the streets of Washington DC. But will still do get them believing Ramius is trying to save them from the Americas.

    However on the inside of the October is were things do Depart quite rapidly from the text. We have the gun man but in the book he’s found in the lowest part of the October he doesn’t go towards the new people on the bridge, we also have the death of Borodin here which doesn’t happen in fact, He takes over when Ramius is shot and we get the doctor flying out to save him, 

    The fight between the ships is almost the same but the Surface ships are not used just there to witness and save the Russian crewmen

    What I think – I can understand why the rescuing of the Russian crew doesn’t take place or if it does it’s done off screen as the budget would have not stretched to several exterior shots and several extra ships, and you don’t kill your main lead in a film of this type but why can’t understand is why they didn’t still have the conversation between Jonesy and the sonar operator of the red october because that does show the differences between the technology and the culture.

    We do finally get to see Jack Ryan as the hero peace but it is somewhat reluctantly because he stares down the Russian cook before opening his pistol side arm on him, which in the book is quite a laborious Effort on Jack Ryan’s party but here is done by a couple of quick glances and a shot or so of the torpedo as heads towards the Red October.

    All in all it is a good simpler version of the chapter in the book and does even though missing out several key points and killing off a character which is unnecessary in my view, We have the safe Rescue and retrieval of the red October’s crew and The defection of her offices

    So that’s your chapter from the Red October flim for this week, But as always if you have done thanks for reading and I hope you can join me next week for the last chapter on this DVD and the end of the flim Home Free. 


    Bookends – Bookreview- 11.22.63 by Stephen King – Part Five – 11.22.63- Chapter TwentySix

    The following blog has spoilers the Stephen King book 11.22.6 this your one and only warning.

    STEPHEN KING 11.22.63

    The day that chnged the world. 

    What if you could change it back ?
    On November 22, 1963, Three shots rang out in Dallas,
    President Kennedy died,and the world changed.
    If you had the chance to change history, would you?

    Would the consequesnces be worth it?

    The Book so far – Sadie has the first visit to the hospital, and all goes will even if one of the teachers try to make Jake and Sadie life hell. Jake needs a bit more money so lays down a bet on a fight so he can help Sadie they talk With the eventual conclusion that Jake tell the whole truth about why he’s here and John F Kennedy.

    They go to the fight and a fighter Jake has bet on wins, so he goes to collect his money the problem is that he’s followed around Dallas by the gentleman who he placed the bet with at the very beginning in fact his boss has completely gone insane trying to track him down and he gets beaten up.

    And now the continuation. (there is only one section for this chapter)

    Jake is taken to hospital and for seven weeks his Conditions from critical too serious and then back to Critical again, as the doctors set about Trying to put him back together using all knowledge they have. in the end just about saving his life.

    With the beating, the The medical procedures and the drugs the doctors have been pumping into him Jake’s mind begins to play tricks he can’t remember Sadie’s name and has a panic attack and several unfortunate incidents. And begins the long road to recovery.

    In fact his mind is in total free fall, driven but something he tries to tell Sadie and the rest of the world about Kennedy and is Haunted by the yellow card man. He slowly slowly Remembers who he is and one night tell Sadie about Frank Dunning.

    The bottom line is that Jake Just about knows who he is but doesn’t remember who’s going to assassinate Kennedy so Sadie and.Deke and help him remember as Jake fights the yellow card man in his head with Al by his side

    Sadie has the idea that could go for a drive to jog Jake memory this doesn’t work not completely anyway they find a church with the words here is the word of god almighty but there a few letters missing and in Jake mind to becomes The word of Al ighty then eventually the word of Al slowly Jake able to piece together that the information that he needs is in a notebook and a notebook is in a safe place.

    What I Think – First of all before we get into what I think this I would like to point out that the plan that I originally had was to have read the book on the anniversary of the actual events and the last chapter would have been this week however I hadn’t worked out exactly length and pages so we are not going make this by a couple of weeks unfortunately. So my apologies for that

    I’m not saying I told you so but, I knew something like this would happen,. Not in so dramatica fashion and not the point of this chapter driving me slowly up the wall with the fact that Jake can’t remember. First of all who he is second that he’s a time traveller and third the very small details of the fact that he was trailing Lee Harvey Oswald for the past 3 years or so.

    It’s nice that we have the war going on inside his head between the yellow card man, Al and want is left of the real Jake. It shows progress but it also begs the question how much has Jake told Sadie and how much has told other people about Jake. We are told Deke says to call the police and tell them what Jake thinks he knows but knows that will just be dismissed, 

    There is also the fact that Sadie still believes that somehow they will be able to remember fully and completely and that also if he will recover they will take one last trip.

    Like I said before I’m not reading the head so I don’t know how many chapters exactly we have left and what the outcome will be but I know by what we have read that we are coming to the end of the book. If you need something else happens to Jake turning him into the yellow card man I will be very disappointed I know we cannot have a sunshine Happy Days ending as it is a Stephen King book because he is known for writing very unusual and interesting twists in his books.

    what it would be nice however is that Jake and Sadie get to live out their lives together no matter how or what happens. 

    That’s your lot for is week So as always thank you for reading and I hope you can join me for the next chapter and until then bye for now and see you next week.