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Song for Marion [DVD] [2012]
Song for Marion [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Gemma Arterton
Price: £4.00

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable weepy, 17 May 2013
This review is from: Song for Marion [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
This was a thoroughly enjoyable weepy that managed to eskew the saccharine sweet elements you usually have to put up with in an American film of this type. Terence Stamp was suitably grumpy as the main character whose world appeared to revolve around his much-loved wife, even if he couldn't always express his feelings, and managed to prompt a tear or two to gather at the corner of my eyes. Very well done.


Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who
Price: £6.49

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting essays but..., 7 April 2013
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The essays themselves were interesting and brought back many memories from a childhood spent watching a number of different Doctors and their companions. The book is let down, however, by the continuing misuse of the American term 'season' to refer to a British 'series'. A little thing, perhaps, but it was increasingly annoying and showed a lack of regard to the original source material that was unbecoming.

The choice of 'season' to mean 'series' in the case of classic Who could have been forgiven if the use had been explained. As a child, I don't recall anyone talking about this series or that series of Doctor Who, as it was more accurately a serial than series (unlike new Who), and even today the DVD releases fail to portion things into series or seasons. So to have writers continually talk about season seven or eighteen or five was extremely confusing, until you reached a point in the essay that identified a Doctor and, more importantly, a companion.

All that confusion could have been avoided with the inclusion of a list of Doctors, story titles and how they were going to be referred to in the book, but instead we were left to guess. It was sloppy.


Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery
Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery
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2.0 out of 5 stars Has the writer ever watched Doctor Who?, 7 April 2013
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The character of Melody Malone, as written here, bares very little resemblance to River Song and the correlation between ugliness of appearance and ugliness of character is shockingly out of place in a Doctor Who novel. The mystery element is slight, but then so is the book, but could have been an interesting read if the characterisation hadn't been so far off the mark.

I would love to read more of River Song, in whatever guise, but I can only hope that they employ a better writer next time around.


To The Nines (Stephanie Plum Book 9)
To The Nines (Stephanie Plum Book 9)
Price: £4.31

5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return, 2 Dec. 2012
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It's been a while since I've read a Stephanie Plum book, so it was good to find that they are as enjoyable as I remembered. Stephanie's life, even without the multiple murders, is total mayhem and that's fun to watch from the outside.

The whodunnit was a little too obvious, but the journey more than made up for it. Plus, you get Steph, Connie and Lula in Vegas!

I'll make sure to return to Trenton again real soon.


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