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Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (The Grant&hellip by James Runcie
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I liked the cover of the book and the central character was fairly pleasant. However, the remaining characters were unbelievable and instantly forgettable. I ploughed through the book from start to finish to enable me to discuss it with other book club members but not sure I could bring myself to read it again. GK Chesterton did this style of writing very well. Should have been left there in my humble opinion.
The Shipping News [DVD] [2002] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kevin Spacey
The Shipping News [DVD] [2002] DVD ~ Kevin Spacey
4.0 out of 5 stars The film or the book?, 14 Jan 2014
I would definitely give Annie Proulx's book a 5-star rating so was keen to see the film - which is all too rarely shown on TV. It is well cast and I particularly enjoyed Kevin Spacey cast as the protagonist, even though his hair colour was a bit bizarre at times. Some good comedy moments and some great scenery. So why not 5 stars for the film? I feel the book allows more insight into the feelings of all concerned. I'd have gladly seen a longer version of the film - this is only 1 hour 47 minutes, if memory serves. Nevertheless, it's well worth watching and I'm sure it'll be on my list of regular films to watch, particularly for watching alone and thinking.
Celebrations at Thrush Green by Miss Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Soothing, 11 Nov 2013
The Miss Read books are my comfort blanket, a source of pleasure and gentle humour when everyday life has got too hectic. Like going back to the days of my childhood plus my own teaching days. Very pleasant.