S. Derrick

"Stazandra"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (13 of 15)
Location: Uk, Somerset
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,496,411 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 15
Road (Acting Edition) by Jim Cartwright
Road (Acting Edition) by Jim Cartwright
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Road - Excellent!, 7 Nov 2006
To say this has no storyline is to not be viewing it as a performer. With the contextual knowledge of the 80's - the political issues, understanding the social and cultural issues of the North - the devastating affects of unemployement on a mass scale, this play has 12 storyline, which run perfectly together. But there are different themes and issues that tie them all together.

This was an excellent piece when I performed it - it's interesting and thought provoking. It has it's funny moments but then it's meant to reflect the depression of the inidividuals in a coarse and raw way.

Brilliant!!
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely Beautiful, 15 Aug 2006
This book is honest yet tactful, and in my eyes the harsh realities of life as it is today are taken carefully but without lacking the brutal truth.

For some reason I see this book as an aid to those who have suffered similarly, to find something to believe in. When my cousin died when I was younger, I only ever hoped for some indication that he did not suffer and my perspective changed reading this book, honestly believing that he is up there watching, seeing the profound effect of his death and I hope maybe my uncle would take some solace in that.

A beautiful book
Selected Poems (Penguin Poets) by Tony Harrison
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, truely., 15 Aug 2006
This book fell into my lap very recently and I've already fallen in love with it. There is such a personal element to the peotry of his family - he defines his fathers character which makes me see what a man he was and also see such characteristics mirrored in my own father.

An excellent book, truely wonderful, I'm glad it's among my collection.

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