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Saturday, October 11, 2008

City of Ember

The City of Ember (Books of Ember)
by Jeanne DuPrau
Paperback
List Price: $6.99
Published in 2008
ISBN-10: 0-385-73628-2

My daughter and I went to see this movie last Friday. I have no idea what it's all about until I was watching it. It's a story about people living under the earth. I didn't quite catch why they had to live way down under.

It's always nighttime in the city of Ember. Their light source is light bubls which run on cranky and failing generator. The children have education, but instead of graduation day, they have 'Assignment Day'. After 'graduation', the kids gets their life job. Doon Harrow and Lina Mayfleet became a pipe assistant and messenger.

Like any other civilization, there's always that forward thinking individual who thinks there's something better out there. These two were inquisitive, and curious enough to find out what's out there. I have not read the book, but the movie was good.

Top Five Cast:
David Ryall ... Chief Builder
Ian McElhinney ... Builder
Harry Treadaway ... Doon Harrow
Tim Robbins ... Loris Harrow
Bill Murray ... Mayor Cole

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