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Poetry of Life: A Collection of Poems
Poetry of Life: A Collection of Poems
by Joyce Crang
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Poetry for Life, 2 Feb. 2008
An extremely good book of poem that is easy to dip in and out of. The poems span a lifetime of emotion and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I would recommend to others who are looking for a small book they can pick up and read and contemplate.


Cut Throat
Cut Throat
by Lyndon Stacey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW and WOW again - this is QUALITY!!, 23 July 2004
This review is from: Cut Throat (Paperback)
Ok I am a serial book reader and whilst I am not the most demanding of readers I don't always enjoy every book and struggle to finish some. I really loved this book - the plot is great, the characters are brilliantly portrayed and it is intensly readable. This is one of those rare books which grips you from beginning to end but within a few days of reading it you just want to read it again and it is as gripping and exciting to read the next time around. During an enforced book drought I read this book and Stacey's second about 3 times in 6 months and each time I felt I was reading a new book - value for money you must agree. The equestrian setting is not used only as a setting but is integral to the story without being the be all and end all - i think even people who aren't very 'horsey' may enjoy this (though if they also hate crime/mystery/thriller books then they may not!) as it isn't too involved and explains the horsey side.
You really feel for the main character Ross who is a straight laced young chap (well now anyway) who is trying his best to make it against the odds. So to summerise this book is REALLY GREAT so get out there and read it! Please.


The Postman [DVD] [1997]
The Postman [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ Kevin Costner
Offered by oop_dvds
Price: £6.64

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey I liked this, 19 Jun. 2004
This review is from: The Postman [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
Ok, so this film is rather blatantly in your face good old american patriotism but you have to look past that (and the slight improbability of of the events described) to see the film for what it really is. I am a bit of a serial film watcher (thank the lord for blockbusters) and I am going through a Kevin Costner period. This may not be as good as Dances With Wolves or Robin Hood but it is entertaining and i enjoyed it immensly. There are those cringe-worthy moments like the naming of his daughter and moments you can see coming a mile off like the the end bit with the General (trying not to give too much away) but not every film is going to be ultimate brain-food now is it. This film doesn't really have a message other than that some people are rather horrible and maybe to be nice to your postman, oh and mules are cute maybe?
All-in-all don't expect the world's greatest film and you will be pleasently surprised, you do care for the characters and i found myself willing the characters to turn around, or run or whatever at key moments which is a sure sign that i like them. So watch this film as you should always make up your own mind about such things and even if at the end you think it is complete and utter tat (which some will - i mean there are those who thought Armageddon was the worst film ever made and that The Sum of All Fears was great - well maybe not but you get the idea) you will appreciate other films more! There is a silver lining to every cloud. And hey it stuck in my mind so maybe it will in yours!


Footloose
Footloose
Price: £10.56

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic feel good musical soundtrack, 3 May 2004
This review is from: Footloose (Audio CD)
I saw a live performance of this in the UK and immediately fell in love with it. I managed to obtain a sampler with four of the tracks from this on but it still wasn't enough! Footloose, the stage musical, was adapted from the film Footloose, the film. The film was based on the true story of the small town of Elmore City, Oklahoma. Every since the founding of the town (1861)holding public dances had been illegal (no one knew why). Then the students of Elmore City High School wanted to hold a public dance and found themselves up against the church elders. Footloose is a slightly exaggerated retelling of this story. Its a classic story of a stranger coming to a town and changing everyone's lives forever. Its a fantastic story of misunderstanding, prejudice, love and loss. The songs range from breathtaking, foot-tapping (yep it makes you wanna cut footloose!!) to sad and a couple of wonderful love songs. I feel this is one of the most overlooked musicals and i can't work out why! Maybe it is the underlying current of loss (the Reverand has lost his son in a car crash which killed three other teenagers on there way back from a dance - hence dancing was banned)and how affects those within a community. True to the form of the difference between films and stage musicals there are more songs in the stage musical repetoire - including my favourite 'Mama says' which I think is a lovely, funny song (did you know you shouldn't a toaster whilst standing in the shower? And that you shouldn't hold your breath for more than an hour? Brilliant!) And to some it all up - no one can listen to the title song 'Footloose' and not feel like dancing!


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