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Game of Thrones - Season 1 Gift Set [Blu-ray] [201&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sean Bean
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 24 July 2013
I appear to be very much in the minority (I was bored by the first book) but I really am not enjoying the TV series. I get that it is a feast of dark, complex political manoeuvrings, that it is very well cast and acted (mostly by Brit and Irish actors I happily note) and it is a totally brilliant visual spectacle (the music and title sequence is amazing), but it doesn't do it for me. The violence is every present, bloody and vicious, the female nudity gratuitous as hell and the lack of humour, other than the wonderful Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister, makes the whole thing somewhat of an ordeal of blood, guts and gore.
Minette Walters Collection Box Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Penny Downie
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I don't remember mucht of these shows from when they were first televised so it was almost like watching them from new. What I had definitely forgotten was how dark and humourless most of them were. The Ice Room and the Echo were perhaps the exceptions as there were some light moments in both that made me smile. The acting was good with an impressive list of great British actors. It was a real pleasure to watch a young Daniel Craig in action while Pauline Quirke really impressed as the Sculptress.
Overall a very well written and acted collection.
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars An intriguing book, 25 April 2004
I picked this book up at the airport and didn't really have any greatexpectations other than as holiday reading. I found myself absorbed by thebook not so much by the plot because, as a number of reviewers havealready noted, the main mystery is far too easily revealed in a couple ofdays and some aspects seem all to unbelievable, but by the information andmysteries surrounding the plot.
I have very little knowledge of early Christianity, pre Christian paganismand the old matriarchal religions. However, I was aware of some of thefacts given while others were totally new to me and some were bizarreindeed. I'm still trying to work out whether Dan Brown was pulling ourlegs in regards to… Read more