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Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring [DVD]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Oh Young-Su
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple but stunning, 16 Feb 2008
Stunning in its simplicity, the film portrays the life of a young boy and his teacher, a buddhist monk. As the title suggests, the film conveys the cycles of life and that everything returning to its starting point. Portrayed according to the seasons, new life, beginnings and endings in a constant cycle, starting with the boy as a youngster being taught by his wise master. He goes astray seeking life in the secular world and walks his own path which is disastrous. The boy ends up returning as a man to where he started but seeming to have finally understood what his master was teaching. The cast is small, filmed in one location with minimal dialogue and yet speaking volumes.
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things by Jon McGregor
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fairly remarkable, 27 Feb 2007
The book is set in a town in the North of England but it could be anywhere and it describes the life of ordinary people living in an ordinary street. But things are not as ordinary as they seem. The book heads towards a day where something shocking happens. This is set up near the beginning of the book and we wait expectantly to find out what this terrible event is. In the meantime, life carries on as normal. Or so it seems. The lives of the people in the street are described in third person, giving the feeling of lives being observed. The book begins in a very poetic style, describing the motions of the city, day in and day out. Things happening according to rhythm and routine but… Read more
We Need To Talk About Kevin (Five Star Paperback) by Lionel Shriver
4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The book is about Kevin, who just 2 days before his 16th birthday, kills several of his classmates and a teacher. The book is written from the mother's perspective in the form of letters to her husband, who she is separated from. In the letters, the mother, Eva, charts their life pre-Kevin to his birth and up to his 18th birthday. The letters seem to be her attempt to make sense of her son's wickedness. She is trying to make sense of it all and examine whether she is responsible for how he turned out. The letters suggest that she is convinced that he was inherently evil from birth. However, the husband, or the dear Franklin that she addresses the letters to thinks that she is always… Read more

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