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A better book than TV

By:Quist, NZ
Date:Thursday 27 September 2007
Rating:   7

I'm not sure exactly why the TV version of this fails to impress me much - I suspect it's the writer's apparent lack of interest in the project. I say this because Nigel Robinson manages to take a mediocre story and inject new life into it. Perhaps it's the extra attention paid to Zaroff's backstory that helps him succeed in portraying a sympathetic character rather than the cliched stereotype Joseph Furst played on-screen. The written version also seem a lot more claustrophobic and tense too and even the most irritating characters (the two sailors) come over as more credible on the page.

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