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A morality tale with devastating consequences.
I used to be what I class myself as a `boring reader', sticking to the monotonous romances seen in novels like that of Jackie Collins. When asked to read for a university assignment a book that had won the Man Booker Prize, I was quick to scan the winners for one that fitted my usual tedious choice. Romance. Amsterdam by Ian McEwan seemed a perfect choice.
Amsterdam turned out to be a contemporary novel of its time, one full of unforeseen manipulation and desired devastation. Definitely not my usual choice. Yet, it is the best book I have read all year. I urge you, therefore to step out of your comfort zone, and take a… Read more
The most beautiful romance of our time.
The Notebook is the tale of an unsuspecting love between upper class Allie (McAdams) and her not so upper class lover Noah (Gosling). Destined not to be together, this film shows us all that love really does conquer all, that is until summer is over and Allie is packed off back to school.
Is there any chance of these desperately in love teenagers defying their social restraints?
Noah thinks so. Everyday for a year Noah writes to Allie. He hears nothing.
But years later a house renovation is to change everything.
This may sound like a conventional love story, but the way director Cassavetes flicks throughout the film, from… Read more