Profile for ScaryMary > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by ScaryMary
Top Reviewer Ranking: 470,983
Helpful Votes: 29

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
ScaryMary

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3
pixel
Morriswood Modern Oak Range Corner Display Cabinet, 1-Piece
Morriswood Modern Oak Range Corner Display Cabinet, 1-Piece
Price: 500.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent in all respects., 2 Mar 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It is a delightful piece and was delivered so promptly. Many thanks indeed. It even features an internal light which wasn't apparent on the listing.


Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
by Annie Proulx
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Brokeback Mountain (Paperback)
This thought-provoking and moving novella is well worth reading. It translated into an excellent film that stayed close to the original.


Edward Adrift
Edward Adrift
Price: 1.00

5.0 out of 5 stars another delight, 13 April 2013
This review is from: Edward Adrift (Kindle Edition)
absolutely love edward. lancasters style is superb and his characters totally convincing. thanks for sharing more of edward. a life-affirming read.


Agnes Owens: The Complete Short Stories
Agnes Owens: The Complete Short Stories
Price: 4.72

5.0 out of 5 stars very moving, 27 Mar 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
the writer depicts the hard, often hopeless lives of undereducated, underprivileged Britons in an unsentimental way. Picaresque, the stories present a series of snapshots and the reader is forced to engage and thus to care for the characters and about their plight by having to making the necessary links. I want to read more of this writer.


Midnight Cowboy (RosettaBooks Into Film)
Midnight Cowboy (RosettaBooks Into Film)
Price: 4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A neglected modern classic, 14 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Although the film of this novel is very moving, the novel (as always!) is much better. The insights to Joe Buck's upbringing provide an understanding of his psychology. Herlihy's observation and ear for dialogue is acute and this work sums up the desperation and hopelessness of lives without purpose in a decadent and exploitative world. Like Steinbeck's, Herlihy's exposure of powerlessness and vulnerability of casulaties of 20th century society is deeply affecting and troubling. The power of the book in demonstable by the fact that I read it hoping and hoping that Joe will not be hurt, hoping and hoping he will find a friend, yet recognising that the odds are all stacked against him. It is a pity that the film was such a success inasmuch as it has eclipsed the original which is far subtler.


The End of Your Life Book Club
The End of Your Life Book Club
by Will Schwalbe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 11.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Intensely moving, 7 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Having lost my mother, with whom I shared a love of reading, this book touched me deeply. The depiction of the relationship between the writer and his mother and the eclectic nature of the material they considered contributed to my appreciation of this. I am glad Schwalbe shared this with us.


The Servant [DVD] (1963)
The Servant [DVD] (1963)
Dvd ~ Dirk Bogarde

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 7 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Servant [DVD] (1963) (DVD)
A real treat. It is an arresting depiction both of the original novella and of aspects of 1960s London; decadence and challenges to the social order. The acting is tremendous. Tip: watch after the novella which is really excellent.


So Odd a Mixture: Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'
So Odd a Mixture: Along the Autistic Spectrum in 'Pride and Prejudice'
by Phyllis Ferguson Bottomer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting premise, 7 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Interesting to people who enjoy Austen. However, confining the exploration to one novel weakens it. I reads to me as if it is someone's BA thesis. Still, some of the observations are worth considering although the idea is flogged to death. I couldn';t read the whole thing. AFter a few chapters I felt I had grasped the writer's gist and had no interest in reading more and more evidence from the single novel.


The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 7 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A picaresque romp. Despite becoming a little repetitive half-way through, it was a humorous read with engaging characters. I would read more by this writer.


A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping
A 1950s Childhood: From Tin Baths to Bread and Dripping
Price: 1.97

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Pity, 7 Jan 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This could have been so good. But it isn't because it descends from acceptable prose to repetitive lists. It is hard to believe it has been edited at all. Shame.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3