Thrillin’ While We’re Chillin’

Dismal winter weather getting you down? Yes?……….

In lieu of a foreign holiday in exotic climes, I’m pinning my escapist hopes on re-reading some high-octane, pacey thrillers from yesteryear. Central library is packing a bulging display of goodies from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s including some thriller writing greats: Alistair MacLean, Desmond Bagley, Hammond Innes, Ian Fleming, Gavin Black etc.

So if you see yourself as the resourceful man/woman-alone hero type pitting  your wits against foreign agents and megalomaniacs seeking total world domination, fancy the odd saucy encounter with beautiful, mysterious women/men, want to drive fast cars and visit glamorous locations, head into Popular for your thriller fix. Or failing that you could book a holiday somewhere nice instead, I hear Monte is to die for at this time of year dahling!

4 thoughts on “Thrillin’ While We’re Chillin’

  1. bronnypop 9 July 2009 / 2:11 pm

    Woo! Ice Station Zebra! Woo! Bear Island! (= my very first ever date movie …)

  2. lynne 10 July 2009 / 11:34 am

    My first date movie was “Towering Inferno”! Burning bodies falling from a great height were not very erotic, I’m afraid. As my date found out. Is this too personal for a blogsite?

  3. Joyceee 10 July 2009 / 3:23 pm

    Ice Station Zebra and Towering Inferno are excellent first date movies, well better than City Slickers 2 (good choice Tufty if you are out there..not)

  4. Donna 10 July 2009 / 3:54 pm

    That’s funny Lynne, they must have thought you’d get scared and cling to them for comfort.
    Ironically Towering Inferno was my first movie ever. All I can remember is Robert Wagner running through flames with a wet flannel on his face … that’s really gonna help! My daughter’s first movie experience was “Nights at the Museum 2” … not really one for the ages is it, but she and the other babies there enjoyed it. Or slept and drank through it …

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