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The Rose Petal Beach
The Rose Petal Beach
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Unbelievable To Be Honest, 22 Jan 2013
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Okay to be clear, this book is very engaging. I read it in 3 days and would have done so quicker if not for work. From chapter to chapter I did not have a clue where it was going to go next which is always a good thing. However, SPOILER ALERT, some of it verged on an insult to the intelligence. Are we supposed to believe that a man accused of what Scott Challey was accused of would be allowed to spend time with his young daughters unsupervised? And I don't care how nice a person you are Tammi Challey practically nursing the woman her husband was fornicating with back to health is implausible at best, impossible at worst to get your head around. And the murder? Come on. And the reason for the murder and the perpetrator just went from the sublime to the ridiculous. Given it three stars because I class less than that a bad novel and I do not believe it was apart from the mild insults to the intelligence now and again.


Tears Of The Black Tiger [2001] [ English subtitles ] [DVD]
Tears Of The Black Tiger [2001] [ English subtitles ] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Chartchai Ngamsan
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Price: 6.89

5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem, 29 Dec 2011
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If you are looking for a film with absolute parodical genius this is it. The story is one of forbidden love but has the ability to make you laugh and if you are a fan of global cinema this is a must have. This is the best global film I have seen since Amores Peros. Completely different and not so critically acclaimed but still entertaining and beautiful to watch.


Don't Look Now - 1 Disc Edition [DVD]
Don't Look Now - 1 Disc Edition [DVD]
Dvd ~ Donald Sutherland
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Price: 14.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic, 29 Dec 2011
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Despite this film being more than 30 years old, it still holds its own as one of the most evoking psychological thrillers of all time. The extraordinary acting ability of Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland contribute to this and each time you watch this film it becomes increasingly frightening. For all the technical movie buffs out there, if you are looking for a film which is almost a textbook on how editing should be done you have found it. Never seen anything so well edited and I have seen a LOT of films. The narrative will leave you thinking a long time after the movie has finished. Negative aspects are the sound is not the greatest but with a film like this it is a minor gripe that will not and should not affect your enjoyment.


Film Art: An Introduction
Film Art: An Introduction
by David Bordwell
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition, 18 Oct 2011
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Bought this second hand. Arrived promptly and in excellent condition. This text book is an absolute must have for all film students. Informative chapters on editing, lighting and mis en scene. Detailed examples are provided to assist your understanding. Great value for money


The Business
The Business
by Martina Cole
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wish there was a no stars option, 14 July 2010
This review is from: The Business (Paperback)
The Business

Have read every one of Martina's books. Although I've noticed a decline with her last few offerings, nothing prepared me for how badly written, repetitive and cliched The Business is. I kid you not when I say NOTHING happens. There is no plot, all centred around how evil Imelda is (yeah we get it) and hearing characters describe each other within their thinking. If you want to experience Martina at her absolute best, read The Take or The Know. I actually feel insulted as a fan and a reader that Ms Cole saw fit to write this drivel and pass it off as her latest novel. I will not be buying any more of her books and I wouldn't even recommend borrowing this book from the library. It is wasted hours of your life that you will never get back. It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous - Imelda is a junkie and has been for years, but it has no effect on her looks and every man she meets is entranced by her. C'mon! If she is a heroin addict and has been for any period of time, she will be emaciated and will look half dead. Shame on you Ms Cole for insulting your readers intelligence


Run For Your Life: (Michael Bennett 2)
Run For Your Life: (Michael Bennett 2)
by James Patterson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 5.59

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Has Patterson lost it?, 22 Jun 2010
I'm afraid I have to agree with other reviewers who are of the opinion that James Patterson's novels in conjunction with other people are produced in quantity instead of quality.

This novel follows Detective Michael Bennett, whose wife is recently deceased and is father to ten adoptive children. He is pursuing a serial killer known only as the Teacher around New York, who is carrying out a mission statement to seemingly teach society a lesson.

On paper it seems a great idea, unfortunately the poor writing of Patterson or Mr Ledwidge, made this seem like a novel that was written for a 9 year old. The dialogue was poor, the language at times seemed to go down the "idiot proof route"

Although Patterson has never been my favourite author and I have certainly never considered him to be the best writer, you could usually rely on him for a fast paced, page turner. Not anymore, it seems like he is abusing the loyalty of his fans who will buy any book with his name on it. It will be the last Patterson novel I read. If you want a novel to keep you hooked from the get go ead anything by Karin Slaughter. She is brilliant.


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