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I Am Love - Soundtrack By John Adams
I Am Love - Soundtrack By John Adams
Price: £26.84

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy music for an awesome film, 25 Aug. 2012
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I first heard John Adams music 'Nixon in China' at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC about twelve years ago. Although I rarely remember composers' names or music titles,I remembered this one.Last year I read a review of the film 'I am Love' and watched the movie. Tilda Swinton and the director of the movie chose to use John Adams music, including parts of 'Nixon in China' as the score for the film. It is perfect and the soundtrack evokes the movie every time I hear it. If you like music with a bit of a bite, this soundtrack is great.


How To Be a Woman
How To Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank goodness for pantyliners!, 25 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: How To Be a Woman (Paperback)
There are parts of this book that are so funny & so on point that is difficult to avoid wet pants and hiccups. My husband kept poking his head around the door and asking what was so funny? Caitlin Moran is evidently fearless in putting to paper what many of of have thought but never said. Sex, naming female body parts, what constitutes a feminist ( short & to the point definition) with some real thought provoking ideas about gender in the twenty-first century. She tackles body image, family issues, abortion, fat, underwear and Lady Gaga. All these topics and more feel like chatting with your best friend about the stuff that really matters in life. I loved this book and intend to share it with my sister. If you like your humor to be thought-provoking as well as laugh generating, give this book a read. Have fun!


Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel (Jane Whitefield Novels)
Poison Flower: A Jane Whitefield Novel (Jane Whitefield Novels)
by Thomas Perry
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jane Whitefield takes on the forces of evil and wins, 5 Aug. 2012
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Thomas Perry has been writing Jane Whitefield stories for s long time. This book reads a lot like a Robert Crais novel, not a bad thing if you like Robert Crais (I do). Still, Jane seems to have a lot in common with Elvis Cole, minus Joe Pike! Without giving any plot spoilers, suffice it to say that Jane undergoes some advanced physical torture, hauls herself out of danger, falls into danger again, hauls herself out again then sets up a plot to eradicate her foes, just like your everyday ordinary superhero. It strains belief a bit to think that a character with as much experience as Jane would make so many glaring errors of judgement, but maybe married life has weakened her ability to focus on the job at hand? This is a good read and fun to see how Jane eliminates all her obstacles, so four stars it is for Thomas Perry.


Gods and Beasts
Gods and Beasts
by Denise Mina
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Mina's usual standard, 5 Aug. 2012
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I am a big fan of Denise Mina and her novels of Glasgow. This one however; was not up to the standard of her previous works. The plot seemed forced, especially putting Paddy Mehan, a character from some previous works, into the story. There was no attempt to involve the reader and all conclusions seemed pretty well telegraphed way before 'the end'. Take a look at 'The End of The Wasp Season' and you will see how well Mina can write, then compare it to this work and see why this story is disappointing.
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