jueves, 24 de diciembre de 2015

Case Histories y Kate Atkinson -


Case Histories is a detective series set in contemporary Edinburgh, adapted from Kate Atkinson's best-selling novels and devised for television by Ashley Pharoah (creator of Life on Mars).
Private investigator Jackson Brodie is played by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot). A former soldier and policeman, Jackson's tough-guy exterior belies a deeply empathetic heart. He's unable to resist coming to the rescue and is a magnet for the bereaved, the lost and the dysfunctional.
Intriguing, moving and funny, the character driven stories conjure up a richly imagined world in which Jackson Brodie attempts to bring resolution to the victims of unexplained mysteries and comfort to the survivors of personal tragedies.
He is the ultimate survivor himself - a bruised optimist, compelled to help others.

The Books

Jackson Brodie has appeared in four of Kate Atkinson's novels. Each can be read in isolation, but are best enjoyed in order of publication: Case HistoriesOne Good TurnWhen Will There Be Good News?Started Early, Took My Dog.
The first three novels were adapted for the first series of the BBC television drama 'Case Histories' starring Jason Isaacs as Jackson Brodie and have been re-published with tie-in cover artwork. Started Early, Took My Dog was also adapted for the first episode of a second series of Case Histories, whilst two brand new stories were written around the character for a further two episodes.

Los libros de Kate Atkinson y la serie de BBC

La BBC emite esta adaptación de las novelas de Kate Atkinson.

Jackson Brodie, ex militar y expolicia, es el protagonista en un Edimburgo lleno de belleza y violencia.

La historia de un hombre complejo, anclado en las pérdidas de la infancia y que va perdiendo sucesivamente su trabajo, a su esposa y a su hija sin por eso dejar de intentar hacer todo lo posible por solucionar los problemas de los clientes que acuden a él como investigador privado poco convencional y con tendencia a actuar en los márgenes de la ley pero dentro de una personal ética donde las personas objeto de violencia tienen siempre la prioridad.

Una crítica del New York Times (Women in trouble) sobre los personajes femeninos de Kate Atkinson.


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