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Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
Dvd
Offered by Lovefilm UK Limited
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Could have been a great film if they had cut the stupid sex scenes, 13 April 2014
This review is from: Blue Is the Warmest Colour (DVD)
French award-winning gay-themed drama directed by Abdel Kechiche. The film follows the 17-year-old closeted student Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) as she pursues a passionate and fiery relationship with an older and 'out' blue-haired lesbian called Emma (Léa Seydoux).
Good things: the exploration of sexuality, Adele being tutored by Emma, the way Adele grows up during the film (spans several years), Emma taking on the role of housewife, the drifting apart of the relationship as they each persue their own interests, the falling out, the recognition of settling down to raise a family, the reflection on first love being the best love (very lesbian)
The funniest bits, the lesbian bar scenes :D
The worst bits, the lesbian sex scenes which were clearly aimed at titillating the male viewer, the lack of coming out at home, the failure to resolve the bullying at school and it's way to long at 3 hours.


Graceling
Graceling
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, loved Katsa, enjoyed the way the story unfolded, 16 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Graceling (Kindle Edition)
I loved the characters, the setting and interesting use of talents, will read moire of Kristin's books and recommend this book for easy escapism and fast reading :-)


Indexing
Indexing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairy tales gone bad and set loose amongst us :-), 9 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Indexing (Kindle Edition)
I loved this book, loved the concept and the story telling. I will never think of fairy tales in quite the same way again and look forward to telling them to my granddaughter :D
Highly recommended


The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood: Book 1)
The Wretched of Muirwood (Legends of Muirwood: Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Feisty heroine, recalcitrant hero, fabulous read, 25 Nov 2013
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Loved the characters, the story line and especially the quotes at the beginning of each chapter :-)
An excellent start to the trilogy, highly recommended.


The Language of Spells
The Language of Spells
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbound :-), 30 July 2013
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Loved this book, loved the characters, loved the tension, loved the writing, want to read more form Sarah :-)

Gwen is a complicated character, full of contradictions and I wanted to read more about her, so the story flowed from one crisis to another until the final happy ending :-)


Edward Adrift
Edward Adrift
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely read, 10 July 2013
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This review is from: Edward Adrift (Kindle Edition)
Edward Adrift is a lovely book. I enjoyed reading about his continuing adventures and laughed and cried with him. There was one laugh out loud moment which had me in stitches but also moments of sadness and anger.
Well written, plotted and paced.
In my opinion to get the most from this book it helps if you have previously read 600 hours of Edward.


The Spy Lover
The Spy Lover
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In war it is the innocents who suffer the most, 19 Oct 2012
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This review is from: The Spy Lover (Kindle Edition)
Kiana weaves a tale of war, of loss, of separation, of injury and like a beam of sunlight on a stormy day a tale of love that reaches across the divides of race and loyalty.
Long on the American civil war this story at times reads like a distillation of excessive research. The detail grounds this tale and breathes life into the central characters, at the cost of loosing the reader in the blood and gore of combat.
I understand a little better now how the American civil war divided and gave hope to many, only to be disillusioned.
The ending was I thought appropriate, a healing and a future after the horror of civil war.
A good book, worth reading, a worthy reminder of the horrors of civil war and the eternal nature of lover across the divide.


Eleanor Rigby
Eleanor Rigby
by Douglas Coupland
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Liz boring ?? No !!, 22 July 2012
This review is from: Eleanor Rigby (Paperback)
Fabulous book.

In creative book writing workshop I was taught to create character profiles, with what you would expect and also something unusual. This book is a perfect example of characters full of surprises :-)

Liz is an overweight spinster in a boring job, ignored by family and colleagues until a phone call changes everything !!


Come Back to Me
Come Back to Me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "You stay away from my daughter", 13 July 2012
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This review is from: Come Back to Me (Kindle Edition)
Angie and Meryl are forced apart by Meryl's father who threatens to use his influence to have Angie's scholarship revoked.

Meryl agrees to marry the boy her parents choose for her want if they don't harm Angie.
After two years Meryl walks out on her marriage and tries to find Angie, but she has disappeared.

Meryl builds and independent career as a book reviewer but no other woman means as much to her as Angie.

Heartbroken Angie had taken solace in writing, but to have her books published had to use a male pen name and hide out in Key West.

Seven years later Meryl writes a scathing review of Angie's latest book and goes in search of the mysterious author.

Lies, angst, sisters, friends, mothers and fathers come between them.
Favourite quote: "She'd heard once that the opposite of love was indifference."

Payntor has written a beautiful intricately knitted story that shows her potential. Clunky in places in comparison to her later book "Survived By Her Long Time Companion", this is still a lovely feel good romantic book to cuddle up with :-)


Rainey's Christmas Miracle
Rainey's Christmas Miracle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can Rainey survive Christmas with Katie's family ?, 8 July 2012
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Short, sweet and poignant. Christmas is supposed to be a time for families, with all the stress and strains that brings. Can Rainey survive Christmas with Katie's family ???

Very sentimental and emotional, but buried in all the Christmas spirit are some core questions about Rainey's relationships with Katie's family. What is her role ? Where does she fit in ? Should she be in the kitchen with the women or the den with the guys ??

Finally, how will Rainey feel when she sees her children for the first time ?

Another emotional roller coaster from Bradshaw, have your tissues ready ....


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