L. Keys

"Phaedra Isabella"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (21 of 28)
Location: UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,111,922 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 28
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
The Savage Garden by Mark Mills
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I really enjoyed this book, and unlike other reviewers found it fast-paced, rather than slow-paced. Mills keeps everything relevant, and there weren't loads of sidetrack storylines, which can often make a good novel slightly infuriating. Very much a summer read though. Not one if you're looking for a literary great, but if you want enjoyable, easy reading with a couple of twists, and great story-telling then this is definitely worth a go!

I, for myself, loved the Renaissance garden, with all the Classical references - Echo and Narcissus being my favourite of Ovid's Metamorphoses. And I also loved the image of late 50s Italy that was created. Really made me want to escape!
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
For all those people expecting vampire gothic gore you should really have considered the title a little more. It is called 'The Historian', and as a historian myself I enjoyed the processes the narrators went through, particular the professor, to find answers. Believe me, long and drawn out is often the case with history, but even though that is what happens in this book it is thoroughly engaging throughout, full of fasinating detail based on a healthy mix of fact AND legend. This is a novel, and therefore fiction, it wouldn't be anywhere near as interesting bogged down in merely fact alone (which by and large doesn't always tell you much anyway!)
Either way, this is a good book,… Read more
Doctor Zhivago ~ Ludovico Einaudi
Doctor Zhivago ~ Ludovico Einaudi
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 16 Oct 2007
An amazing soundtrack to go with an amazing film. Einaudi succeeds in stirring happiness, joy, sorrow, fear, and unease in this wonderful soundtrack, all emotions key to the story. A truly haunting yet beautiful score.

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