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Heartburn (VMC)
Heartburn (VMC)
by Nora Ephron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite books of all time, 3 Oct 2009
This review is from: Heartburn (VMC) (Paperback)
This slim volume has everything going for it- every time I finish reading it I want to start all over again!

Nora Ephron has written and directed lots of films which could probably be classified at Rom Com or Chick Flicks: Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry met Sally, You've got mail, and more recently Julie and Julia. This book is more bittersweet. It is the story of the end of the marriage. It is funny, touching, beautiful and accurately observed. It is also interspersed with recipes that fit (mostly) into the narrative.

I love the way that Ephron digresses off into anecdotes about past marriages and odd friends. It is like having a conversation with a friend that you haven't seen in years.

The Darling
The Darling
by Russell Banks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb, if Harrowing, 26 July 2006
This review is from: The Darling (Paperback)
An incredible book, hard work at times but only because of the themes it covers and the shocking events the narrator witnesses. Tremendous descriptions of a Westerner trying to find a place in Africa and a vivid attempt to portray the innermost workings of a woman who has never truly understood herself.

This book is so evocative that I was greedy for more when I finished, I may have to go to Liberia! Or failing that, order another Russell Banks book.

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