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Broken Harbour by Tana French
Broken Harbour by Tana French
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 3 Nov 2013
What I really like about this, my first Tana French novel, is the fact that it has serious treatment of serious themes - depression and obsession, the impact of economic boom and bust on ordinary lives, the ever-present presence of the past - within the structure of a crime story. This probably means that the murder mystery has fewer twists and turns than might otherwise be the case. I realised about three quarters of the way through that there wasn't going to be a final, decisive change of direction, but the quality of the writing meant that for me this didn't matter. I found the understated final scene very touching.

There is a lot of sadness in this book - the wonderfully… Read more
Lincoln [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
Lincoln [DVD] DVD ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
After a lot of thought I've given this 5 stars, because for me it is a marvelous piece of cinema. Thoughtful and thought-provoking; beautifully filmed and, above all else, supremely well acted. But it won't necessarily be for everyone.

The title of the film is misleading. This isn't a cradle-to-grave life story of Abraham Lincoln, but rather a closely observed examination of the passage through Congress of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, which made slavery illegal. Although it's set against the backdrop of the closing stages of the American Civil War - which at the time was the bloodiest conflict ever fought - there are only a few minutes of set-piece battlefield… Read more
TP-Link TL-PA211KIT AV200 Nano 200Mbps Powerline A&hellip by TP-Link
I've wanted to be able to view internet content through our main family TV for some time, but have struggled. The TV is located about as far away from our router as it could be, and transmitting content wirelessly into the TV via a tablet and an HDMI cable has not been very satisfactory. And then a friend mentioned this way of doing things, and you wonder why the whole world is so obsessed with wireless. I bought these adapters together with a Western Digital TV Live Streaming Media Player and now we have crystal clear content from Netflix, iPlayer and YouTube constantly available in the comfort of our lounge via a wired connection running through our electricity supply. I was expecting… Read more

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