I found out this week that the television movie, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks airs tomorrow, and cast includes Oprah Winfrey, portraying Lacks’ only surviving daughter.
I read the book and posted my review on Goodreads, in February 13, 2013 giving it a 4 star review, out of a possible 5 and share it with you now.
Characters are at the heart of the best stories.
Whether it’s a television show or a novel, without good characters, readers won’t care about the fascinating world or the intricate plot a writer creates. Crafting a protagonist readers will love, or an antagonist that we love to hate,
I also loved the lines Tom delivered when he crooned, “Long live our own Queen Mary,” sounding like a fairy Godmother, but it was when he said, “There’s no such thing as safe love. Real love means giving someone the power to hurt you.” nudging her toward romance that made me stop and think about the truth in vulnerability.
They narrate great tales with quality acting. It’s so believable that I feel as if I am an observer standing in the actual story. One reason I get pulled in, is that British actors may get more technique training and from what I see use their voices and bodies more effectively than their Yankee peers.
Los Angeles City Hall also appeared in Dragnet, LA Confidential, The War of the Worlds, Changeling and many other films. And they say that there’s no history here. Ha! It doesn’t happen to be 1000 years old, nevertheless, it’s still history.
I never embraced the mall concept nor found this element of shopping fun and fantasy until the desert. In a Las Vegas department store on the hunt for cosmetics, I’d walk in and into the arms of the shopping assistants I am covered with kisses and compliments and greeted like a visiting film star, as opposed to a woman who has just ruined their morning by arriving before their coffee break.