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Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life by Geir Kjetsaa
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Having read a number of Dostoyevsky's works prior to this, I was not disappointed. A very thorough insight into the life of the Russian writer, which really sets the context for many of his greatest novels. I would have given this 5 stars were it not for elements of the book being heavily descriptive relating to some of Dostoyevsky's novels. Had I read them prior to this it would have made more sense, though unfortunately some of the character bios & relationships went over my head.

Overall a fantastic read for any Dostoyevsky fan, I'd highly recommend it.
Vincent And Theo [DVD] [1990] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tim Roth
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 11 Sep 2010
I first saw this film a few years ago during my degree, and thought it was one of the best films I'd seen in a very long time. The intimate yet abstract portrayal of an artists passion for his work is fantastically portrayed by Tim Roth as Vincent, though what stole the show for me was his relationship with his brother, Theo. The raw acting from both actors gives a strong impression of their passion and will to support each other and survive under weighted conditions of social classes at the time. I drew comparisons with the film 'Pollock' (Directed/starring Ed Harris as the artist Jackson Pollock) with the artist struggling to support himself emotionally/spiritually, in a modernising… Read more
20,000 Leagues under the Sea (Bantam Classics) by Jules Verne
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing stuff, 17 Mar 2010
Being new to the writings of Jules Verne, I had no idea what to expect, other than a fantasy story. Though I was greatly surprised. Set in the late 19th century, the story unfolds embracing the central characters both in relation to the time period and technological advances, as well as a heap of informative factual information. I couldn't put it down!