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A. Mary Lord

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (17 of 20)
Location: Stockport, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,632,232 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 20
Eyes Wide Shut (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [199&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Tom Cruise
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars almost a masterpiece, 9 Jun 2009
Potentially a good film, Kubrik's masterful touch can be seen in many scenes - but - it's too slow and inconclusive. It works up to a climax that never really happens and then peters out to end very limply. Pity!
BIRL THE STORY OF A CAT by Alexander M. Illustrated by Hans Fischer. Frey
BIRL THE STORY OF A CAT by Alexander M. Illustrated by Hans Fischer. Frey
I first read this book as as child, aged about 8 and it made me cry more than any other book I have ever read. It's a heart rending story of cruelty and the worst point is when the poor cat's fur is shaved off. Like the sacrificial lamb or William Blake's Chimney Sweeper's hair. Yet I had to keep re-reading it. And crying buckets again. The memory has stayed with me and I can picture the illustrations even now.
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment, 9 Oct 2008
Having read and really enjoyed the author's previous three books (A Thread of Grace, The Sparrow and The Children of God), I was eager to dive into this one. But what a disappointment! "Dreamers ..." seems to have been written by another person. I thought I was going to experience a sensitive handling of complex Middle Eastern political history but there is no depth in this story: a 1920s American spinster takes off on a romantic trip to Egypt with her silly dachshund, whose exploits are described in detail, including its frequent crapping in inconvenient places. The woman gets entangled in a pseudo love affair with a married German spy, but doesn't care and enjoys it anyway. It's like a… Read more

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