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Lucky Number Slevin [DVD]
Lucky Number Slevin [DVD]
Dvd ~ Josh Hartnett
Offered by 247dvd
Price: £3.03

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, funny, entertaining, 23 Mar 2008
This review is from: Lucky Number Slevin [DVD] (DVD)
Intriguing from the start, where a sucession of murders are carried out by unknown assasains, and entertaining throughout.

Bruce Willis explains at the start how story began: with "the Kansas City Shuffle". Slevin (Josh Hartnett) (and his towel) have dropped in to stay with Nick. But Nick has disappeared. Lyndsey (Lucy Liu) is the excellent girl from across the hallway, trying to solve the mystery of what has happened to Nick, whilst all the gangsters - The Boss (Morgan Freeman) and The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) - think that Slevin is Nick...

The film won awards for the soundtrack, but I would have given it awards for the retro wallpaper and the design of the gangsters lairs, which were very stylish.

The film is really enjoyable, although the DVD extras were disappointing. The "making of" film is a succession of actors & film crew just saying how great everyone else on the film is, although the theatrical trailers are a masterclass in editing, but rather full of spoilers.

Watch and enjoy.

Die Trying: (Jack Reacher 2)
Die Trying: (Jack Reacher 2)
by Lee Child
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read it all in one go..., 2 Feb 2008
Beginning with an unfortunate coincidence, Jack Reacher is accidentally kidnapped along with an injured (female) FBI agent... so of course he will forego escape until she can escape too. As the kidnapped pair are taken across America to be held hostage, the FBI are trying to get back their star agent, convinced that Reacher is one of the bad guys.

Really enjoyed this, the second in the series which I have read, found the details convincing and the plot clever and unpredictable.

The Changeover (Collins Modern Classics)
The Changeover (Collins Modern Classics)
by Margaret Mahy
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still my favourite book, 28 Dec 2007
I first read this when I was about 13, and have re-read it several times, now after 10 years, it's still really good.

Laura knows Sorensen Carlise is a witch - has known since he first appeared in Gardendale Secondary School - and knows he is trying to look normal when he is anything but. When Laura's little brother, Jacko, gets "stamped" by an evil man, Laura knows that only Sorry can help her, and the way she sees things will be changed forever.

As with the previous reviewer, I have to admit that Sorry (especially when he is dressed in black) is one of my heroes!

by Adam Roberts
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and disjointed, 28 Dec 2007
This review is from: On (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
The quote on the cover says "very high concept". This is true, but the story is driven along by the need to reveal the "high concept" underpinnings of the world, not by the characters. With each change in Tighe's circumstance, he is little changed by his experiences. The overall effect was unconvincing, particularly the end (which it was a struggle to reach). I gave this book 2 stars as I liked the clues and (mis)information seeded in the story about the origins of the world, even though I didn't like the way which the underlying mystery drove the story.

If you are new to Adam Roberts' work, don't start with this book, try Stone.

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