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Andrew Pulver (December 15, 2016). "Passengers review – spaceship romcom scuppered by cosmic creep". Guardian.

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Lattanzio, Ryan (November 2, 2022). "Jennifer Lawrence Says Adele Told Her Not to Do 'Passengers': 'I Should Have Listened' ". IndieWire . Retrieved November 2, 2022. Kneale clearly thought carefully about the language he used. He includes a glossary of Manx terms, though I never needed to refer to it, because context made the meanings clear. He also has a caveat at the beginning about Peevay's speech, which is how he imagines an Aboriginal of the time might speak English, given the influence of white settlers and preachers. Personally, I thought the intent was pretty clear, and the echoes of biblical language obvious. Hollywood Salaries 2016: Who Got Raises (and Who Didn't), From Movie Stars to Showrunners". The Hollywood Reporter. September 29, 2016 . Retrieved October 1, 2016.English Passengers ( ISBN 0-385-49744-X) is a 2000 historical novel written by Matthew Kneale, which won that year's Whitbread Book Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. It is narrated by 20 different characters and tells the story of a voyage to look for the Garden of Eden in Tasmania and the decimation of that island’s indigenous population [1] of Aboriginal Tasmanians. Kroll, Justin (July 17, 2015). "Michael Sheen Joins Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in 'Passengers' ". Variety . Retrieved November 25, 2016. But mostly it's just laziness. Given an almost foolproof framework, Kneale didn't spend the slightest amount of time studying Victorian geology, theology, Darwinism, racial theories, aboriginals, etc. He appears to have spent some time studying Manx dialect and learning quite a few naval terms. This is not a light read or an especially easy read but it is exciting, engrossing and very, very well written.

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Matthew Kneale's latest books are Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance (2005), a collection of short stories; Powder (2006), a novella; and When We Were Romans (2007). In 2013 his non-fiction book An Atheist's History of Belief was published.Galvenā loma šajā stāstā ir uzticēta Pīvajam (Peevay), kurš ir viens no Tasmānijas aborigēniem. Šajā grāmatā atspoguļots viņa dzīvesstāsts no bērnības, kad aborigēni vēl brīvi klaiņoja savās teritorijās, līdz vecumdienām, kad bez viņa pāri bija palikuši tikai daži citi.

Pilgrims by Matthew Kneale review – witty, thoughtful

Giles, Jeff (December 21, 2016). "Sing Is Mostly On Key". Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved June 25, 2018.Sci-Fi Pic 'Passengers' to Star Keanu Reeves, with Brian Kirk Directing and Wayfare Entertainment Producing". Deadline Hollywood. April 18, 2013 . Retrieved July 16, 2013. Creationists and young Earthers don't come out of this well, so I wouldn't expect them to enjoy it. Brian Truitt (September 20, 2016). "Sneak peek: 'Passengers' puts Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt in space". USA Today . Retrieved September 20, 2016. The Aborigines are given new names: some are Biblical, others almost heretical, but most are deliberately, and often nastily, chosen for reasons that the bearers do not realise. "The older and more exalted of the natives were rewarded with names of quaint grandeur, such as King Alpha... a girl who was dreamy and sad was now Ophelia.. the monstrous female... became Mary, and while this might seem innocent enough, I had little doubt as to which murderous monarch was in Mr Robinson's mind." It’s a strangely pitched novel, which pitches comedy and high farce against the annihilation of the Aboriginal people on the island. Whilst it could be argued that it is inappropriate to have scenes of a group of seaman attempting to catch an escaped wombat that is causing havoc aboard ship juxtaposed with the scenes of Aboriginals being herded into camps and dying of disease, I felt that the whole tawdry episode in history was made more tragic and anger-inducing by the fact that the colonists had so little regard for the people they were obliterating, and the fact that such tragedy was unleashed by such fools. It also highlights the various reasons for wanting to travel to such a far flung place, from the ridiculous (the religious man who believes that The Garden of Eden is situated there), the nefariously misguided (the doctor who believes that races have distinct skeletons and intelligence) and the criminal.

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