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The Andrews Sisters & Friends ~ The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters & Friends ~ The Andrews Sisters
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I heard the Andrews Sisters through their collaborations with 'friends' as featured here, including danny kaye and bing crosby. As the Andrews sisters numbers were always my favourites, i thought i'd try an album of their own. All the favourites are here as well as a few i hadn't heard and all catchy, witty and sung in tight harmonies. A joy.
So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
So Much for That by Lionel Shriver
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I am always surprised by Lionel Shriver's writing. Her characters are always unlikeable, her plots always contrived but i find her prose so engaging that everytime i start one of her novels i cannot stop reading until the end. With a topic as grim as terminal illness, marital stress and debt, that can be quite an emotional strain. Shriver has set out to write an indictment of the US healthcare system (or rather, industry) and the characters sometimes seem incidental against the larger issues they debate (and debate them they do, in abstract terms, much more than any real people i know). But somehow i find, as i did with the 'post-birthday' and 'kevin' books, that your own hopes and fears… Read more

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