L. Davidson

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Location: Belfast, N.Ireland
Birthday: 4 Jun

Classical music, reading,the movies, walking, crosswords, travel and eating out.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,832 - Total Helpful Votes: 6276 of 10249
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Muhammet Uzuner
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [DVD] DVD ~ Muhammet Uzuner
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 17 Aug 2014
Sorry , but I didn't like this slow moving Turkish film at all. I liked Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Uzak" however , but "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia" didn't do it for me. For two and a half hours nothing much happens. A group of policemen,a prosecutor and a doctor travel with two murder suspects around the Turkish countryside by night and day in search of the location where the suspects had buried a body several days earlier. And thats about it . They eventually find the body, but not before the serious, mostly male, main characters have consumed the viewers time eating,smoking and talking about both trivial and serious matters. This is a very slow moving film where little happens. It is neither… Read more
John Hewitt: Selected Poems by John Hewitt
I have bought a number of poetry anthologies recently , trying to "get into" poetry, however I haven't succeeded unfortunately. I just dont appreciate verse and I dont really enjoy reading poems. This book,which I read while on holiday in Budapest , features a wide range of poems by the Ulster Protestant poet , John Hewitt (who has a bar in downtown Belfast named after him) and I generally found them more accessible than those of the Ulster Catholic poet , Seamus Heaney, most of whose poems I didn't understand or enjoy. A lot of Hewitt's poems , like Heaneys , are about nature and the rural life but they didn't really interest me. I didnt get much from them - no great insights or… Read more
Coronado by Dennis Lehane
Coronado by Dennis Lehane
1.0 out of 5 stars Unpleasant Rednecks, 16 Aug 2014
I picked this book up in a bargain bin for 1.99 and I read it while on holiday in Budapest. I think that it was overpriced. "Coronado" is a series of short stories about obnoxious , redneck, criminal types in small town America.None of the characters in these dull,poorly written stories were likable and I could not empathise with any of them. Most of the stories feature murder and criminal damage in their plot lines and the characters are one dimensional, nasty creations. This book should be avoided.