P. Kramer

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The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating, 14 July 2010
Like a previous reviewer I have been reading Eat, Pray & Love, which my wife also loved. Looking for a birthday present for her, I came across this one. It is certainly not easy to give books, but I am convinced she is going to like it.
Elisabeth Gilbert style of writing is very fluid and focused, so I was neither bored nor distracted reading her account of the life of an extraordinary man, Eustace Conway and his many adventures in Americas wilderness. Here is somebody who has taken self sufficiency to an extreme, not a mere dreamer but a survivor. Very inspiring.
Payback [1999] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Mel Gibson
Payback [1999] [DVD] DVD ~ Mel Gibson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the hunter, 1 July 2010
Mel Gibson plays a small time criminal, who is framed by his partner and shot by his wife. Believed to be dead, he returns and wants his share of money back. A one-man army against the Mafia, corrupt police and Asian gangs. Of course the plot is not without holes, you can see what is coming,several times. He also seems to be incredibly lucky to survive at all and proceed to get the girl and the money. But then we are not talking about real life here, merely about entertainment. And entertaining it is. If on the other hand you strongly dislike violence, do not see this movie. It has plenty of it, though sanitized.
Bad Luck And Trouble: (Jack Reacher 11) by Lee Child
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Another one of Lee Child's books that had me glued to the pages. The more I read him the more I appreciate his style of writing that is descriptive and precise, never boring. Here, after the dead body of one former military policemen turns up, Jack Reacher and some of his fellow investigators assemble and tackle a corrupt arms firm selling their new technology to terrorists. You do not mess with the special investigators is the mantra of the book, and Jack and his friends do not disappoint. Enough said, if you want more, you would have to read the book, I am afraid.

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