Joyce Williams

"Joyce Williams"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 62% (8 of 13)
Location: London, England
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,972,839 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 13
Talking It Over (Picador paperback Books) by Julian Barnes
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Talking it Over, 11 Dec 2009
When coming to read this novel I was aware that opinion had been very varied and I have to admit I was a bit put off by the style of the novel. Despite this I found the novel very gripping and felt that the book really picked up pace in the last half. I think it probably is not quite as successful as the wonderful `Flaubert's Parrot', but I would highly recommend it as an engrossing and accessible novel with darker elements that hide beneath the apparently lighter style of the novel's first half. I look foward to reading 'Love etc...!
John Adams - The Complete HBO Series [DVD] [2009] <b>DVD</b> ~ Paul Giamatti
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 9 Dec 2009
I absolutely loved this series. The script and acting were flawless. From start to finish I was moved and completely absorbed by the story and the characters. I would highly recommend it as a Christmas present. The perfect thing to watch on a wintery evening in!
The Wild Ass's Skin: (La Peau De Chagrin) (Classic&hellip by Honore Balzac
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 8 Dec 2009
A truly great novel and one that readers' familiar with Balzac's work may find very interesting. I think the novel occupies a unique place in his fiction as it gives an insight into the development of his style of realism, but is also one of his most imaginative and fantastic plot lines. This combination allows him to create a stark allegory on human nature and our desires. Surely one of the greatest novels ever written.