Film and Book Reviews for 2001
Films released in 2001
A Knight's Tale directed by Brian Helgeland
A peasant poses as a knight in this adaptation of a story by Chaucer.
The Others directed by Alejandro Amenabar
A woman is trying to raise her light-sensitive children in Jersey at the end of the WWII. But is their house haunted?
Evolution directed by Ivan Reitman
A meteor crashes into the desert in this science fiction comedy. But things get strange when researchers discover signs of rapidly evolving alien life.
Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi
A post-apocalyptic future Earth is terrorised by murderous spirits.
AI Artificial Intelligence directed by Steven Spielberg
This adaptation of a short story by Brian W. Aldiss deals with an artificial boy who longs to become real.
K-Pax directed by Iain Softley
A man claims to be an alien from a distant planet. But is he simply insane?
Books published in 2001
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Fictional characters leap out of the page and start affecting reality in this literary adventure.
The Beguilers by Kate Thompson
They snare unwary travellers and lead them off cliffs. Hunting down a beguiler is thought to be insane, so why does Rilka want to do it?
The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling
In the first book of the Tamir Triad a young prince is haunted by an unquiet spirit.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett puts a very different spin on the Pied Piper tale in this Discworld novel.
Fool's Errand by Robin Hobb
In book one of The Tawny Man, FitzChivalry Farseer goes undercover to track a Prince and to try to shape the future of the Six Duchies.
The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan
The first book in the Black Magician trilogy.
Prophecy by Elizabeth Haydon
The second book in the Rhapsody series.
The Pillars of the World by Anne Bishop
The first book set in the world of the Fae and Tir Alainn.
On by Adam Roberts
Tighe is a young man who has lived his whole life on a vast wall, in this high-concept post-apocalyptic novel.
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Sookie Stackhouse can read minds. But can she uncover the identity of a murderer before she becomes the next victim?
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The only female werewolf in the world has to decide between life with the Pack and fitting in with the rest of humanity. Book one of The Women Of The Otherworld series.
Lost by Gregory Maguire
A blocked author comes to London to write a ghost story. But is she haunted by her own spectres?
The Dreamthief's Daughter by Michael Moorcock
This fantasy is set in the world of the Eternal Champion and features Ulric, Graf von Bek.
Colony by Rob Grant
This humorous novel about a generation spaceship is written by one of the creators of Red Dwarf.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Supervillians. They get younger every year.
Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan
Cyberpunk body-swapping action.
Destiny by Elizabeth Haydon
The third instalment of the high fantasy Rhapsody trilogy.