Anne-Marie Marquess

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (53 of 63)
Location: Ireland
Birthday: 22 Jun
In My Own Words:
Gypsy at Heart...

Music, Art, Theatre, Film, The Great Outdoors, Travel, The 1970's, Spirituality.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,760,576 - Total Helpful Votes: 53 of 63
Strangeling by Brush Dance
Strangeling by Brush Dance
This is a cool calendar, with fantastic cat like, gothic style, child like, teen type, vibrantly coloured femme fatales for every month. Showcasing the work of the artist Jasmine Becket-Griffith, there is magic, mystery, intrigue and fantasy in her work. Supernatural with faeries, dragons, animals and adventure, the pictures are beautiful to look at and will appeal to girls, teenagers and adults that are young at heart and mystical in their thinking! There is a thought provoking quote for every month, my favourites are "Better to light a candle than curse the darkness" (March) and "October is a fine and dangerous season... a wonderful time to begin anything at all." (October) Quirky,… Read more
Vexille - Steelbook Special Edition [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Fumihiko Sori
As far as sci-fi futures go, the world that Vexille finds herself in isn't one you would wish for.

Vexille and her colleagues are working for security agency SWORD in a world where Japan has refused to obey UN guidelines and has had an isolation policy for ten years, sealing itself off from the rest of the world using an electromagnetic field.

If you thought Terminator or I-Robot were disturbing, you'll already know that the darker side of robot technology isn't pleasant. Finely tuned killing machines, the hunks of metal in Vexille have no mercy. The likes of R2D2 and the cuddly paranoid android Marvin from The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy wouldn't stand a chance… Read more
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This short, simple book reminds us of the frailty of human existence and just how much we take for granted. I feel that the Diving Bell represents the submerged trapped emotions of the author, the dark and lonely place he finds himself in, also the dead weight of his physical inability as well as the inability to express himself. Almost like a bad dream where you are unable to move and you try to scream but the sound doesn't form. A man trapped in his own body, physically unable to move or speak, a prisoner within himself yet the mind fully functional. The only way to communicate, blinking his left eye, his window to the world, which flutters excessively to dictate every word, sentence and… Read more