Sue Kichenside

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Copywriter, reader, matriarch.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 182
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (1,449 of 1,644)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 182 - Total Helpful Votes: 1449 of 1644
August: Osage County [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Abigail Breslin
August: Osage County [DVD] DVD ~ Abigail Breslin
An all-star cast hams it up to the eye-balls in this appallingly written and directed film. It's rare to see Meryl Streep give an unconvincing performance but virtually all the actors here are badly miscast and guilty of chewing the carpet, with the possible exception of Julianne Nicholson. Unbelievably bad.
The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Si&hellip by Michelle Lovric
3.0 out of 5 stars Tressed to kill., 9 July 2014
In the opening pages of this book, the reader is immediately plunged into language so rich in flounces, flourishes and old Oirish blarney that one feels quite bogged down in it all. It's clever - brilliant, even - but boy, is it ever over the top. I felt like saying "Calm down, dear" to the author. Fortunately, she does and this 'True & Splendid History' (more of a Hairstory) begins to take shape. I would quibble over the 'True & Splendid' description, however. This is more of a shaggy dog story with Gothic extensions.

Born into terrible poverty in backwoods Ireland around the time of the Potato Famine, the seven Swiney sisters are blessed (or cursed) with an abundance of hair;… Read more
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
Mr Mercedes by Stephen King
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mr Skoda., 4 July 2014
With its clichéd cat-and-mouse plot and clunky dialogue, this is hardly the beautifully engineered 'model' one has come to expect from the master of suspense. Overlong too; a hundred pages could usefully have been cut from this predictable crime tale, preferably including the chapter that goes into the back-story of Holly's mental condition. This comes immediately - and jarringly - before the (anti) climax at the end of the book. A serious mistake that no-one of King's experience should have made. He does provide one great line in the book though: "That's all history is, after all: scar tissue."

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