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Williams Alcoholic Ginger Beer is another ginger-infused beer, but unlike Red Girl, this is really good. This is really proper Ginger Ale! Somewhat gingery nose, which opens in tasting very wide. Spices come after that, with hints of citrus and perhaps even chilli? Lovely beer!
Zoo City is the second novel by South-African author Lauren Beukes (ilmeisestikin äännetään about "Bjukus"). This is one of the best books I read this year, easily among the top-three. Loved the language, that uses the Jo'burgian vernacular and afrikaans language, and simply adored the idea of killers being burdened with familiars. In the case of our protagonist, Zinzi December, the creature is a sloth. Not the best of things to carry around, but clearly not the worst (imagine a whale, or a hippo, or a butterfly) one. Zinzi is a smalltime crook, she scams people with elaborate Nigerian emails, but she also has this fantastical ability to find lost things.
Zinzi doesn't want to get involved with missing persons cases, but when the going gets tough, she is forced to halp an old lady. Which in turn gets killed. And then the shit really hits the fan. Great, fast read. Fantasy mixed with familiar/unfamiliar setting that oozes life. Funny dialogue and moving moments. Do yourself a favour and read this one ASAP.
Super 8 (2011) is a film that Steven Spielberg could've made, but didn't, but instead did produce. It's a lovely little movie that appeals to all age groups who have warm memories of certain 80's related films, bits of music, gadgets and gizmo's (taking liberties with the actual dates these were introduced to the wilds of Ohio, I'm sure, but then again - aliens...). It's basically E.T. meets Stand by Me. Which is nice and good and really sweet.
Hertz - doesn't it?