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Les Hommes de bonne volonté - L'Intégrale 6 (Tomes 18 à 21): La Douceur de la vie - Cette grande lueur à l'Est - Le monde est ton aventure - Journées dans ... (Fiction Francaise) (French Edition)
Les Hommes de bonne volonté - L'Intégrale 6 (Tomes 18 à 21): La Douceur de la vie - Cette grande lueur à l'Est - Le monde est ton aventure - Journées dans ... (Fiction Francaise) (French Edition)
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5.0 out of 5 stars it is all the more attaching and a good slow down to one's thinking, 18 Feb. 2017
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An endlessly fascinating work of twentieth century French literature, it's a pity not all of it is available on KIndle as 24 volumes is a lot of shelf space. Something to dip in to or to read doggedly as one wishes, early on their is a fascinating study of a dog as a character, but in any event even if the philosophy seems a little faded in a post-digital literary world, it is all the more attaching and a good slow down to one's thinking.


Schippers, Thomas Puccini La Boheme 2LP Angel SAN131-2 EX/EX 1964 double LP boxed with booklet, white angel labels, with Orchestra & Chorus Of Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma
Schippers, Thomas Puccini La Boheme 2LP Angel SAN131-2 EX/EX 1964 double LP boxed with booklet, white angel labels, with Orchestra & Chorus Of Teatro Dell'Opera Di Roma

5.0 out of 5 stars but a decent cd transfer and it is one of the best recordings of the opera, 18 Feb. 2017
I don't have this vynil set which I might buy, but a decent cd transfer and it is one of the best recordings of the opera, Schippers quite exceptional in his handling and the singers all at the top of their form cf their other recordings.


Bitter Remedy: An Alec Blume Case (Commissario Alec Blume Book 5)
Bitter Remedy: An Alec Blume Case (Commissario Alec Blume Book 5)
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1.0 out of 5 stars One cant bin a kindle, can one?, 12 Aug. 2016
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Dreadful, tacky, over complicated with a human trafficking theme third rate Nadelson and no way of imagining human intelligence.


Murder in the Rue de Paradis (An Aimee Leduc Investigation)
Murder in the Rue de Paradis (An Aimee Leduc Investigation)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cave, lector...., 10 Feb. 2016
Cara Black has the literary capacity of a sponge in a polluted ocean, there is no simile regarding the old clichés of Paree Paree that she cannot churn out, literally, as a by-product of, it seems, thinking only in these terms and turns. The plot is the standard racism of our time, we the good folk with abundant sexuality against the jihadi hordes, in a way it's one of those books of wish fulfilment of Paris as the injured party. She has no idea of the difference between simile and metaphor, so her work, if it has an unintended value, is itself an unintended metaphor i- telling us quite a lot about this disastrous state of mind.


R. Strauss:  Ariadne Auf Naxos [DVD] [2011]
R. Strauss: Ariadne Auf Naxos [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Sena Jurinac
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A collection piece..., 30 Dec. 2015
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Beautifully 'in period' and simple production, very precise with fine gesture and elegant movement, nothing demands the singers to be big stars playing to their fame, just to sing and move terribly well and they do. Bohm on very good form if the sound is a little clipped and boxy played through good equipment. Zerbinetta's aria some clipping, but this really is as good as one could wish for the complex and profound ironies of this astonishing work. Cameo roles from old but once great performers too. It is not as interesting as the Magee with Saccà but he is awfully noisy, but it complements any collection of recent recordings and is not outdated by them.


California Fire And Life
California Fire And Life
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful, 18 April 2015
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something truly awful in the realm of slick, mass produced industrialised writing at the level of the hyper-nerdish, information packed, researched, everything here turns negative. I could hardly find a non superfluous word in it...


Suddenly [DVD] [2002]
Suddenly [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Tatiana Saphir
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Price: £7.54

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5.0 out of 5 stars See more Argentinian..., 4 Mar. 2015
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This review is from: Suddenly [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
Marvellous, inventive and bold, beautifully filmed in black and white, sustained and touching study of young and old people who are not tough, despite themselves, but are anyway strong and open to their own every-dayness.


Palermo oder Wolfsburg
Palermo oder Wolfsburg
Dvd ~ Nicola Zarbo
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5.0 out of 5 stars Headily intelligent and beautiful, politically astonishing, 1 Mar. 2015
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One of the greatest but now most overlooked films of the queer German film movement, rich in its different levels of narrative and symbolic forms, marvellously filmed, and on top of all that now a prophetic realising of the tensions of Germany v Southern Europe's fringes, the cannibalising of the south by the north.


Acctim Yale Sweep Second Radio Controlled Alarm Clock, Black
Acctim Yale Sweep Second Radio Controlled Alarm Clock, Black

1.0 out of 5 stars Twice times Rubbish = rubbish, 1 Mar. 2015
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after a very few months total failure, sweep hand stopped going round, then hours occasionally reset, nothing to do with battery, just awful... got a replacement, also no good, it runs 5 minutes slow, so some fault in the construction I guess.


The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
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2.0 out of 5 stars Meretricious Defined Embodied, but check out the Fabritius self portrait in the National Gallery, 16 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: The Goldfinch (Kindle Edition)
The opening two hundred pages I found pretty good in all ways, the oddity of the plot and its materials, the writing of sheer work of loss and trying to find new attachment, but from there on it goes so far downhill and it ends up under the ocean, its own ocean of surplus and repetitive sub-clauses, sub - American Psycho sub-plotting(sub-clauses, sub-plots beyond the magic of any good sub, I guess), unbelievably sloppy redundancy of phrases and philosophical 'thinking' of the order of the BBC's Moral Maze - not a compliment - seemingly underpinned by an inexhaustible belief in the crummy details of consumer society, sentimentality about the old rich and crankiness of the new, over slick dialogue -- an on and on and on. Good start, lousy finish, and I did read it all, reluctantly and - finally - without reward.


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