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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (40 of 48)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 855,287 - Total Helpful Votes: 40 of 48
Global Short Stories Anthology by John Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars None, 4 Nov 2012
Excellent, as ever, from John Dean, and it does exactly what it says on the cover. There are so many new and talented writers around, and the stories in here are a wonderful mix.
Hester Street [1975] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Carol Kane
Hester Street [1975] [DVD] DVD ~ Carol Kane
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I first watched this film many years ago, but then, as always, life carried me along, filling my time with other things. I've given the film lots of quick thoughts over the years, and tried, half-heartedly, to remember enough details to actively search for it, unsuccessfully. Then along came Amazon, suggesting key words to follow, and 'readers who chose this product also showed interest in the following' and you did it, Amazon!! Thank you so much! The film is a beautiful cameo of life in the Jewish quarter in New York in the early part of the 20th century. It illustrates the difficulties (still found today, and possibly always with us) of merging two very different cultures. A love story… Read more
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars life-long bibliophile, 31 May 2009
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It's England, 1348, and the shadow of the plague has become a terrible reality. It spread like wildfire, destroying people, animals, crops, pervading everything. Society's rules and understandings are suffocated beneath an atavistic instinct to survive at any cost. We meet the narrator, Camelot, at a Midsummer Fair, where the plague is just starting to claim its first English victims. Truth and rumour have blurred edges, and panic accelerates an exodus, heading for safer parts. Camelot is joined by a variety of travellers, each with a reason to become a part of the group. They all share a driving force; they have to keep moving to avoid the… Read more