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The Pleasure of my Company by Steve Martin
The Pleasure of my Company by Steve Martin
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A couple of days ago, I was sat on a train from Edinburgh to London for 5 hours. It was hot and cramped, and there were so many screaming children on board it sounded more like a zoo. But I didn't much care or even notice, because I had this book! It absorbed me from page 1. The characters are fabulous and the vivid, cringe-worthy descriptions of surprisingly believable situations had me suppressing snorts of laughter and drawing alarmed looks from the fellow passengers of Coach D. It manages to be a touching description of a man with a potentially life-altering mental illness at the same time as being a love story, a slapstick comedy and a self-effacing look at American culture. Maybe it's… Read more
Kill Bill, Volume 2 [DVD] [2004] <b>DVD</b> ~ Uma Thurman
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tarantino at his best, 12 Aug 2004
This film was a feast for all the senses - and when I say film I mean both volumes. Volume 1 is the middle portion of the story, so in Volume 2 we not only have the rest of the plot revealed to us, but the back-story starts to emerge (this is where the cracking Tarantino dialogue comes to the fore) and we realise that there is more to the characters and their relationships than first meets the eye... I think that the much-hyped gratuitous violence in the first film is matched in intensity by the not-at-all-hyped more disturbing, subtle violence in the second. Daryl Hannah and Uma Thurman are pure class in THAT sequence, as is Michael Madson in the OTHER one. All in all a fantastic… Read more

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