Molly Davidson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (109 of 130)
Location: Belfast


Top Reviewer Ranking: 12,044 - Total Helpful Votes: 109 of 130
August Heat (Inspector Montalbano Mysteries) by Andrea Camilleri
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully quixotic, 24 Mar 2014
Do this book. Montalbano is the sort of character you may despair of if you had to manage him but the writing and translation are both of such good quality that this story flows extremely well from the absurd (the various problems with the rented villa) through the serious (a murdered girl) by way of more absurd (Montalbano regularly stripping off and plunging into the sea to cool offs.). It is just so good. Better still I got it on offer at a national chain of supermarket
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not fit, 19 Mar 2014
It is far short in size - so much so that I think I must have been sent the wrong product and will have to return it.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Judi Dench
It is true that the actors did largely play to type. For example Bill Nighy the bumbling down-trodden husband, Maggie Smith the sharp tongue bitter older woman. But what wonderful acting. Yes, there are stereotypes in the film - the impoverished Indians, the imperious British stiff upper lipped white woman, but such characters do exist - isn't that the whole point of stereotypes? And I object to one reviewer who gave off about the character played by Maggie Smith as being racist. You could view her character as being racist because she did not want an Indian to treat her in the good old NHS but scratch beneath the surface and you had a miserably lonely older woman - another stereotype… Read more