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The Ring [DVD] [2003]
The Ring [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Naomi Watts
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 3.40

3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTING!, 13 Dec 2004
This review is from: The Ring [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Could someone please enlighten me as to how this film is scary?!
I bought this film as a friend of mine said that she couldn't sleep after watching it. Great, I thought, a horror film that is actually scary. I read the reviews on Amazon and everyone who reviewed it seemed to say the same thing. So I bought it. Bad move. What a crock. The only slightly scary bit was the beginning which turned out to be not so scary after all. Then nothing happens the whole way through the film until the last 5 minutes by which time I was so fed up that even the ending wasn't scary. Perhaps the Japenese version is better. However, I don't think I will be rushing to buy it after the American versions total disappointment!


Mortal Prey
Mortal Prey
by John Sandford
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PREY FOR SOMETHING BETTER!, 12 Jan 2004
This review is from: Mortal Prey (Paperback)
I have read every Prey novel and am sorry to say I have not been impressed with the last few in the series. Davenport's character is becoming more and more boring and the storylines aren't that good either. Even the fact that Clara Rinker is back in Mortal Prey did not improve things. The plot is slow and the characters unbelievable. I also must say how disappointed I was with the ending. If you are going to take a character into a second book, surely the ending should be a bit better thought out. Sorry John, but this was highly disappointing. The only reason I will be reading Naked Prey is because I have already bought it. If things don't look up in that one, I will not be bothering to buy the rest!


Darkness, Take My Hand
Darkness, Take My Hand
by Dennis Lehane
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant!, 16 Dec 2003
This review is from: Darkness, Take My Hand (Paperback)
This is the fourth book I have read by Dennis Lehane and unfortunately I haven't read them in order. Had I read them in order, the book would have been more thrilling than it actually was, as in the next book "Sacred" (which I read before Darkness) this book it mentioned a lot. I therefore knew who the killers were which took away some of the mystery (through no fault of the author's may I add!) However, this did not detract from my enjoyment of this absolutely brilliant book. I love the Kenzie and Gennaro characters and this book gives us an insight into a different, more menacing side to them. A warning though, that some parts of the book were so well written and descriptive that it made me feel physically sick! There is not as much humour in this book as in previous (and later) Lehane novels, but I think that with a storyline such as this one, you couldn't really have Kenzie cracking jokes all over the place. That doesn't mean to say there isn't any humour though, just that it is sparse. Once again, Dennis Lehane has come up with the goods and delivered an absolutely awsome thriller. Lehane has to be one of the best thriller writers in the business and keeps me coming back for more!


One for the Money (Stephanie Plum 01)
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum 01)
by Janet Evanovich
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly lighthearted, 10 Dec 2003
I bought this book because of its rave reviews on Amazon and I have to say I wasn't disappointed.
The book was funny, sad, thrilling and funny again. The storyline was good, albeit slightly unbelieveable, and the characters were great fun. I found it refreshingly lighthearted as, having been a great fan of the thriller genre for some years, find that sometimes thrillers can be a bit heavy going and depressing. This was far from depressing, although there are a couple of hardhitting parts. If you are looking for something to cheer you up, you can't go far wrong with Stephanie Plum!


Sacred
Sacred
by Dennis Lehane
Edition: Paperback

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC, 1 Dec 2003
This review is from: Sacred (Paperback)
This is about the fourth Kenzie & Gennaro novel I have read and is absolutely the best. Patrick and Angie are hired by dying Billionaire, Trevor Stone, to look for his missing daughter Desiree, and they embark on a non-stop, action packed, thriller. Throughout the book there are moments of humour and romance, as well as non-stop action. There are more twists in the tale than I think I have ever known in a book and most, although not all, I really didn't see coming. This book is exceptionally well written and I couldn't put it down. The two main characters are extremely likeable, even though they are not without their flaws, and you find yourself rooting for them all the way through the book. My only complaint is that there is a lot of reference to a previous case which I presume is dealt with in a previous book. I will have to check which book this is and buy it immediately. Even though this book gives away what happens in it, nothing could spoil a Lehane novel. However, if you have the chance, check out which order you should read Lehane's books in.
At the risk of repeating myself, this book is fantastic and if you haven't read a Kenzie & Gennaro novel, what are you waiting for?


Chosen Prey
Chosen Prey
by John Sandford
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DISAPPOINTING, 24 Nov 2003
This review is from: Chosen Prey (Paperback)
I have never given a Prey book less than 5 stars before now but this book just didn't work for me. Where is the old Lucas? Gone is the hot headed, on the ball, smouldering sexy guy and in his place we have a luke warm, middle aged family man who couldn't spot a clue if it jumped out and bit him! Unfortunately, when you are used to the sort of writing in the earlier books in the Prey series, this just doesn't work. Weather is back which means Lucas has no other love interests which to me were a great part of the old Lucas and gave more depth to his character. Also, the killer in this book just didn't scare me. Frankly I didn't care whether any of the women he came across got killed or not. I didn't get a feel for the characters like you normally do. None of the victims were personal to Lucas which in turn meant Lucas didn't get worked up about the case. Even the fact that Kidd makes a guest appeareance in this one did nothing to liven things up. Sorry John, but for me this has to be your worst Prey book. I have the next two in the series and just hope they are as good as the previous ones.


LA Requiem
LA Requiem
by Robert Crais
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best in the series so far, 17 Nov 2003
This review is from: LA Requiem (Hardcover)
This was about the fifth Elvis Cole novel I have read. This book however is different to the first few. This book focuses on Cole's friend Joe Pike and the parts that help us look deeper into why Joe is who he is today are beautifully written. I think you have to have read previous books in the series to understand the relationship between the two main characters in the book. One reviewer has only given this book 1 star which I feel is unfair as, even if you haven't read Crais's previous novels, you can't take away the fact that this book is extremely well written and thoroughly enjoyable. I didn't want it to end and understand that Crais will be doing a similar novel developing Elvis Cole's character and I am so looking forward to reading that.
This book gets 5 stars every time. The characters are believable and the storyline had me gripped. Joe Pike rules!


Demolition Angel
Demolition Angel
by Robert Crais
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CRAIS IS ACE!, 8 Oct 2003
This review is from: Demolition Angel (Paperback)
This is the first Crais novel I have read that didn't contain Elvis Cole. The writing is so different it could have been penned by a different author. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and found the characters believable and extremely likeable. Crais has done a great job writing something so different to the Cole novels and I was a bit concerned that I would be looking for Elvis to appear throughout the book. I wasn't. Starkey and Pell stand alone and I hope he brings Carol Starkey back in a second book (unless he already has but I haven't heard about it!). If you like Crais's Cole series, then definitely read Demolition Angel. It is entertaining stuff and extremely well written.


Requiem for an Angel: The Roth Trilogy
Requiem for an Angel: The Roth Trilogy
by Andrew Taylor
Edition: Paperback

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars DIFFERENT, 3 Oct 2003
I bought this book after reading the rave reviews it had received from Amazon readers. Unfortunately, I didn't think it deserved 5 stars and have only actually given it 3. The first book had me on the edge of my seat and a couple of times I thought I would have to give up on it due to its content about child pornography/murders. It was not that I haven't read similar books, and only goes to show how extremely well written this was, but it was just a little too "real" for me at times. However, I persevered and thoroughly enjoyed book 1. Books 2 and 3 however are a slight anti-climax in that there is no "mystery" because it is so obvious who is behind things. Nevertheless, I am glad I read Requiem, and once I had finished, I found myself wanting to read the book again, but this time from book 3 to 1 so you can fit the pieces of the jigsaw together.


Certain Prey
Certain Prey
by John Sandford
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rinker Rules!, 8 Sep 2003
This review is from: Certain Prey (Paperback)
This is the 9th (I think?!) Prey book in the series and one of the most unputdownable. The characters in this book are just so cool. I liked the fact that two of the main characters are women, Carmel a high flying attorney who is slightly insane and the other, Clara Rinker a beautiful but lethal hit-woman. The mix is perfect. Blend that in with Lucas's character and sparks were obviously going to fly. I also liked the fact that Weather wasn't in this one. The relationship between her and Lucas was getting a little irritating. I'm sure she will feature in further books, but it was refreshing to leave her behind, if only for one book. If you haven't yet picked up a Prey book, what are you waiting for? Start with Rules of Prey and work your way through the series. I can guarantee you, once you have read Rules, you will want to buy the lot. My only problem now is that I am coming to the end of the series and will have to wait for Sandford to write another Prey. I can't stress this enough, if you haven't started the Prey series yet, DO IT NOW!


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