Andrew D Wright

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Location: UK
In My Own Words:
Dad. Husband. Teacher. Storyteller. Reader. Supported by Golden Egg. Repped by Annette Green. 2 blogs better than 1 http://thewrightlines.blogspot.co.uk/ UK uctclive.blogspot.co.uk

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Stories in all forms. Writer. Reader. Geek.
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,286 - Total Helpful Votes: 230 of 268
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks
Warning: Unusually for one of my reviews - contains spoilers. If you want to read this novel and don't want to know what happens then don't;

(1) - Read my review
(2) - Read any of the publicity about the award of the Carnegie Medal to this book
(3) - Read the book's blurb or title!!

“You were so busy thinking about whether you could do it, you forget to ask yourself whether you should!”

Dr Ian Malcolm, Jeff Goldblum’s character in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park movie.

Brooks is a great writer. But…

There’s been a lot written about this book. A Carnegie medal winner garnering as much acclaim as moral outrage. Both are… Read more
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Echo Boy by Matt Haig
Echo Boy starts, actually, with a girl.

Audrey is part of a long line of excellent YA protagonists, she is sassy, opinionated and at the centre of a tragedy from the get-go. Audrey lives in the far future, several hundred years hence, when the screwed up atmosphere has turned northern England into a bog and where houses are built on stilts. Audrey is the niece of the world-famous Alex Castle, owner and entrepreneur of the global Castle Industries, supplier of all things technological, including robots and androids proto-humans called Echoes. Audrey’s father opposes much of his brother’s work. He writes vitriolic anti-tech opinion pieces decrying the ever increasing… Read more
Dances With Wolves [DVD] [1990] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Costner
Dances With Wolves [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Kevin Costner
In an occasional series I look back at films I have loved (to death) and muse on why with the vain hope that some of you will dust them off again and plunge right in all over again. They need to be re-watched. They're worth it.

This time; Dances with Wolves, brought to us by a very wise and brilliant young actor (at that time) called Kevin Costner (you've probably heard of him!)

NB: This was what turned Kevin Costner into gold dust for a few years (remember Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves). Costner was King Midas basically until his sparkly, shiny star reached its apogee with his untimely filmic demise in the utterly ridiculous and overblown (and over-budget)… Read more

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