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Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
This is a very enjoyable and recommended Connelly novel which is a welcome departure from his brilliant but usual formula. I've been reading Connelly for about 10 years now and I can see why other hardcore fans may have been surprised by Bosch's new found bad-ass-no-regrets-attitude, but wait...

There is an excellent pace to the story and Connelly always keeps you guessing who's on Harry's side and who's not. As always, 'Harry trusts nobody' and 'believes in no coincidences'. There are twists and turns and Red herrings all the way up to the final pages and a fantastic cameo from Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer). This novel is full of action and I found Bosch a lot more 'Jack… Read more
xx (Digipack) ~ The xx
xx (Digipack) ~ The xx
29 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Headphone Candy, 3 Sep 2009
This album is perfect commuter escapism. There are only about one or two albums a year which I can just listen to over and over again and this is my 2009 record. This is just one of those albums which just sounds better through headphones on the move. I wouldn't go as far as saying that this album can be grouped in the chill out genre but it is fantastically peaceful.

This time last year I was addicted to Burial's 'Untrue' and I can honestly say that if you enjoyed that record for its ability to make you lose yourself in its minimal and haunting sound, you'll love 'xx'. Interestingly, this young group met at the same London school which was attended by Hot Chip, Four Tet and… Read more
Observe And Report [Blu-ray] [2009] [Region Free] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Seth Rogen
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I gave this 3 stars because I couldn't give it 2 and a 1/2. This film does have its funny parts but unsuccessfully attempts to be both dark and feel good. It just doesn't work. It's great that Seth Rogen is trying a role where he isn't playing the lovable-jolly-bum-around-guy again but some actors just fit certain roles perfectly and that's his. The plot does let him down because I think he has a lot of potential and is lining up to be the next Hollywood copmedy giant. In truth the plot lets him down. The idea of a bi-polar mall security guard with grandiose delusions had some promise (there are some great scenes between Rogen and Liotta) but none of it works. Michael Pena and Anna Faris… Read more

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