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Things that have made life less dull

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Alias Grace
Alias Grace
"Makes many historical novels seem simple minded. Gripping."
The Sparrow
The Sparrow
"An exhilarating examination of faith and the difficulties of communication. But more importantly one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read."
Children Of God (Black Swan original)
Children Of God (Black Swan original)
"The sequel. Worth reading for itself. Banal people like me will wish forever she had written a trilogy."
Bear v.Shark
Bear v.Shark
"A satire on the inanity of the media."
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go
"You SHOULD read The Remains of the Day, but don't ignore this. Even if  you know the dystopian background Ishiguro's first person narration carries you through to the haunting end."
To Say Nothing of the Dog
To Say Nothing of the Dog
"A science fiction romance and a hundred times better than that phrase will ever convey."
Doomsday Book
Doomsday Book
"Set in the same time travelling world as the above. A time traveller tries to help a family stricken by plague as a modern plague delays her return. Powerful."
Impossible Things
Impossible Things
"A collection of her short stories. Even the Queen made my Sci Fi hating friend laugh out loud."
The House Of Mirth (VMC)
The House Of Mirth (VMC)
"The story of Lily Bart, doomed by expectations, hypocrisy, prejudice and her own conscience."
Mobius Dick
Mobius Dick
"Quantum physics. Literary criticism. Yes! I'm not sure I understood it. But I would recommend it."
The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998]
The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998]
"A twist in the tale film that you can watch again. Despite being able to mouth huge chunks of dialogue I never tire of this."
Top Secret! [DVD]
Top Secret! [DVD]
"Less well known but better than Police Squad. The hero battles Nazis in East Germany aided by the French Resistance and some lovely parody songs. Val Kilmer was funny before Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."
Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Moon
"Yes it is as good as you remember it."
Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet
Ken Burns Jazz Collection: The Definitive Sidney Bechet
"Some seems merely quaint now, but Love for Sale at the end is worth it by itself. Play it for a friend. If they don't like it, then they are a replicant."
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [DVD] [1978]
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers [DVD] [1978]
"Which brings us to this remake, which loses nothing in comparison to the original."
Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics)
Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics)
"As timeless as a satire on 1950s English public skool life can get. Funnier than P. G. Wodehouse."
Glengarry Glen Ross [DVD] [1992]
Glengarry Glen Ross [DVD] [1992]
"So testosterone filled it never asks for directions and can only cook chilli. Brilliant acting."
Blue
Blue
"Nearly every female singer-songwriter's new CD is compared to this. Nothing compares. Beautiful."
Springtime
Springtime
"'Lorraine' is an unknown treasure. Weary, uplifting, powerful."
Fire At Keatons Bar & Grill
Fire At Keatons Bar & Grill
"Fascinating jazz, funk, soul, rock concept album."
The League Of Gentlemen - Special Edition [1960] [DVD]
The League Of Gentlemen - Special Edition [1960] [DVD]
"Jack Hawkins persuades a set of down on their luck, disgraced, former soldiers to use their skills in robbing a bank. Wondeful comic heist film."