Mrs. S. K. Goffin

Helpful votes received on reviews: 50% (196 of 391)


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The Host [2006] (2 -DISC EDITION) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kang-Ho Song
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I was expecting this to be a corny monster movie. However, I was completely wrong. Everything about this film was of a high quality: the satire (I am sure that this had a few words to say about both North American and South Korean societies!), the characters, the monster, the graphics, and the sense of tension. The main character was a kind of anti-hero. However, he was also a sympathetic character and you wanted him to rescue his daughter. The plot was not straightforward and the ending was not predictable. The recreation of the underground sewers added an extra dimension to the visual representation.
Wednesday's Child by Shane Dunphy
Wednesday's Child by Shane Dunphy
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If you like Torey Hayden's books, you will probably like this. Shane Dunphy focuses his attention on three particular families. The reader sees his relationship with the particular children unfold, not necessarily with happy endings. As with Torey Hayden's books, there is an element of mystery, some as yet unknown 'key' to understanding the children's behaviour, so that there is a sense in which these books resemble detective novels. Also as with Torey Hayden, even the most difficult children are portrayed in a sympathetic light, so that the reader is interested in knowing what happens to them.
The Return Of The Dancing Master by Henning Mankell
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brooding isolation, 10 April 2007
I have now read two of Henning Mankell's novels, 'One Step Behind' and 'The Return of the Dancing Master'. They have a distinctive style which features remoteness, illness and a sense of mystery. When one reads these books, one can imagine that one is actually in a remote corner of Sweden. These books will probably appeal to people who like isolation. As far as the detective element is concerned, there is a great deal of repetition, but this helps the reader to feel as though he is actually living in the situation. It makes the reader want to learn more. It keeps the reader in suspense.