Andrew D Wright

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More Than This by Patrick Ness
More Than This by Patrick Ness
More Than This by Patrick Ness (2013) published by Walker Books


Simply brilliant.

If you need an object lesson into how to feed your reader a big, fat, juicy mystery that just grows and grows into an obsession then read this book. We absolutely need to know what the hell is going on. But it is so much more than a mystery. As usual a story branded as Young Adult could very easily be re-branded speculative fiction. Patrick Ness is some kind a genius, a kind-hearted, realistic, clever and humane genius who challenges assumptions and suspends our disbelief with such a verve for character and voice that we're breathless at the verisimilitude of the… Read more
Serenity [DVD] [2005] <b>DVD</b> ~ Nathan Fillion
Serenity [DVD] [2005] DVD ~ Nathan Fillion
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crackling Sci-FI, 17 May 2014
Firefly gets the big screen treatment with a bigger budget and much more bang for those bucks! Here Whedon's story-telling prowess expands to fill the available narrative space, losing nothing in tautness and surprises, but gaining a depth and perspicacity that is at times breath-taking. This is a movie that will have the nerd inside you whooping, a bucket-list of filmic experiences that's a roll-call of what every inner eight year old would demand from a sci-fi hit since the genre was invented. We've got a twisty-turny plot, great characters, a surfeit of surprises packing more punch than a steroid-taking kangaroo and lots and lots of cool fighting. The dialogue crackles here,… Read more
Siege by Sarah Mussi
Siege by Sarah Mussi
Siege by Sarah Mussi published by Hodder Children's Books September 2013

Leah Jackson is a brave. Leah Jackson is scared. She is our heroine and she is just an ordinary girl. Leah Jackson is all of these things, often in the same chapter. When Leah's school is taken over by a group of violent, gun-toting Year 9 students called the Black Knights and the shooting starts she is in a fight for survival.

The narrative is taut and initially, irritating. We are thrown into Leah's first person vernacular and have to work things out from there as she scarpers for her life, scrabbling into the ceiling to avoid the initial carnage as the hostage-takers arrive. Siege is set… Read more

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