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Be Awesome: Modern Life for Modern Ladies by Hadley Freeman
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hadley is awesome, 2 Jan 2014
What a refreshing change to read a book by a modern feminist who doesn't feel the need to apologise for her feminism, and doesn't try to make her beliefs more palatable by contantly going on about how much she loves men and make-up, and by being self-deprecating about her weight and looks. If that makes this book sound dry and dull, nothing could be further from the truth. It's funny and anecdotal and it has a very pleasing no-nonsense tone - anyone who enjoys Hadley's writing in the Guardian will love this.
Blackout by Connie Willis
Blackout by Connie Willis
What a terribly long and pointless novel this is. For the first three chapters, I found myself wondering if there had been a prequel which I should have read prior to Blackout in order for it to make sense, but sadly not. It is stuffed full of jargon terms which the author has invented to describe the time travel process, but most of them never get explained and you have to try to work out what she's talking about from the context. But then on the other hand there are pages and pages of exposition in which characters just go from place to place having nearly identical conversations with each other, and trying to arrange paperwork, and expressing their frustration with the changes to their… Read more
Life's Too Short - Series 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Warwick Davis
Life's Too Short - Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Warwick Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Inconsistent, 8 April 2013
I like most of what Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have done, but this seemed a bit lazy compared to some of the writing in The Office or Extras. For a start, Warwick's character doesn't seem to be the same from one scene to the next - one minute he's a put-upon, likeable type of person who encounters inexplicable hostility from everyone around him, and the next, he's a complete jerk with seemingly no self-awareness.
At the time of transmission, some people defended the broader elements of comedy in Life's Too Short (by which I mean, the parts where the humour is derived almost exclusively from Warwick's height) by saying that it was OK because he had obviously gone along with it… Read more