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The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone) by Greg Keyes
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 17 Jun 2007
Well, I bought this book when I was told it was gritty, epic fantasy similar to A Song of Ice and Fire and the like.
I would have to agree with this mostly, though I wouldn't say that it is on as large a scale or quite as engrossing - however, you can't give 1/2 stars on here, and I feel it deserves more than four. Call it 4 1/2 out of 5!
It is written from the point of view of various different characters - by this, I mean that in each chapter you see from the eyes of a character, some of whom are in opposion to each other, in a style similar to Joe Abercrombie and George RR Martin. This really helps to give the reader the whole picture and successfully avoids the "perfect… Read more
The Chorus [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gérard Jugnot
The Chorus [DVD] [2004] DVD ~ Gérard Jugnot
102 of 103 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 27 May 2007
This is a wonderful film. Its moving, slightly sad, and heart-warming. I watched it first at school with my GCSE standards French, in French, with French subtitles. Although I didn't understand all the details, I still enjoyed it immensely, and however you watch it, it is amazing. I had the song "Les Choristes" in my head for days.

The film begins in the future, and then is mostly a flashback. A new teacher arrives at Fond D'Etang, a school for difficult boys, to teach music, and immediately discovers the harsh discipline and the bad behaviour which forced the man he is replacing to retire. His unusual methods soon warm the boys to him, and he achieves a lot. There is some… Read more
Gardens of the Moon (The Malazan Book of the Falle&hellip by Steven Erikson
67 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!, 27 Mar 2007
When I bought this book, I was dreading having to look up stuff in the index at every page, or not being able to understand what was going on in one great long, 700 page battle. That was the impression I had got of the series from its critics. However, others, whilst admitting that it was complex, could not praise it enough. I thought I'd give it a try.
Well, I'm simply blown away. What an amazing start to what promises to be an enormous project that will be soon seen as one of the top fantasy series ever!
Yes, Steven Erikson (and Ian Cameron Esslemont, the co-creator of the world of the Malazan empire) have imagined a world far beyond anything that's ever been written about… Read more

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