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Samsung E1120 Orange Pre-Pay Mobile Phone Including 10 Airtime - Black/Silver
Samsung E1120 Orange Pre-Pay Mobile Phone Including 10 Airtime - Black/Silver

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great inexpensive phone, 17 July 2010
this is an inexpensive and very easy to use phone that looks nice and does what I want
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Brideshead Revisited [DVD] [2008]
Brideshead Revisited [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Emma Thompson
Price: 4.25

32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Brideshead Butchered, 22 April 2010
Like many of the reviews I have read on this film, I would give this no, or even negative stars, if I could. Its an absolute atrocity; a butchering of the book that turns the story into a Hollywood-ized movie that is infuriatingly crude and obvious. The writer of this film, not the actors, is the culprit: he has not only changed the events of the plot, but has written a screenplay that actually brings out the wrong message of the story. For example, Julia spends far too much time with Charles and Sebastien and she even accompanies them to Venice: anyone who has read the book would realise how completely inappropriate this is. There are several other instances of this but i would have to write an essay to explain them all.
Basically, dont waste time and money on this rubbish: watch the brilliant granada series - a dazzling, masterful adaption of the book.
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Love in the Time of Cholera
Love in the Time of Cholera
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A stunning piece of art, 27 Mar 2010
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA is unlike any book I have ever read. It is written in a very detached style, but at the same time the description is incredibly lush and colourful; you can feel the midday heat of the town, or the sticky humid air of the jungle without Marquez showering you with adjectives and similies. Dialogue is scarce, which some people would say makes the book boring, but to me it meant that when it did appear its effect was amplified and thought-provoking. The story itself, the plot, is slow-moving, but this doesn't matter: the characters, both the main and the 'walk on' parts, give it such life and beauty that it becomes illuminated and stunning.

And on top of all this you have the love story, the constant injections of passion that really allow the book to bloom into excellence. Florentino Ariza sees Fermina Daza by chance through an open window as he delivers a telegram to her father, and from that instant he loves her. His love provides the food to nourish him so he may continue living, but also makes him physically sick, so sick that his mother thinks he has cholera. It borders on obsession, but never loses its purity and beauty.

Above all this is not an edge-of-seat thriller, it is not supposed to be a compelling story, so don't expect to be hooked. Just try to look at it like you would look at a painting or listen to a piece of music and you will appreciate its art.

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