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Ice Land: A Novel review

Posted : 6 years, 5 months ago on 11 February 2012 02:16 (A review of Ice Land: A Novel)

This book had a promising premise, but ultimately I was unable to feel anything for the story or the characters in the end. It seemed the author was trying to rewrite certain myths to elevate Freya, but it just made me dislike her more I think.

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Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World review

Posted : 7 years ago on 29 June 2011 03:34 (A review of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World)

I must be the odd one out because I'd never heard of this cat before seeing this book on the shelf. I really liked all the cat stories but got bored by the author's chapters about her family and life outside of the cat so yes I skipped those and just read what was about Dewey. A good book, but not something that I would wish to buy for my collection.

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A lousy sequel would have been better.

Posted : 8 years, 6 months ago on 28 December 2009 04:02 (A review of Children of the Corn (2009))

I can honestly find nothing positive to say about this movie. The viewer wants the children to hack our poor visitors to pieces even though Malachi seems to be the only one who knows what to do with a weapon. Seemed to be aimed for gross out more than horror in most cases. Did we really need to see the underage sex scene? Are the baby bumps not enough of an indication that it goes on? I don't think we need a visual aide. Extended chase scenes that can put one to sleep are also present.

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Is there a word to describe how bad this

Posted : 10 years, 3 months ago on 20 April 2008 03:14 (A review of BloodRayne 2: Deliverance)

When it comes to horrible sequels, this is about as bad as they come. (Of course, the original film wasn't that much better.) Please don't waste your time or money on this film. Stick with the video games if you want Rayne.

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Death Sentence review

Posted : 10 years, 4 months ago on 15 March 2008 03:05 (A review of Death Sentence)

If you've seen one revenge movie, you've pretty much seen them all. You won't find anything really different in this film so it's all a matter of whether you like the casting for it. There's lots of running though...

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Heartwarming and Sad

Posted : 10 years, 11 months ago on 10 August 2007 04:16 (A review of All the Little Animals)

Bobby is an innocent young man who's never been quite the same since a car accident in his youth. Now that his mother has died, Bobby must thwart his stepfather's attempts to gain control of the family's store. Once the Fat kills Bobby's pet mouse, Bobby runs away. Then he meets an elderly gentleman who teaches him the importance of all life...

Christian Bale does such a good job of portraying an innocent youth learning about all the little animals. John Hurt also does a fine job as being a father figure for Bobby during this emotional time. Seeing a dead rabbit in his arms makes you want to cry. Kindness, trust, love, death, and the sorrow of deceit, this movie will leave you in tears.

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Bonds of sisterhood.

Posted : 10 years, 12 months ago on 29 July 2007 03:13 (A review of The Secrets of Jin-Shei)

Alexander's novel takes place in a mythic China known as Syai and revolves around the lives of a group of women bounded by jin-shei, a sisterhood of trust and love. Each girl has come from a different background, but they have been brought together by circumstances beyond their control.

I thouroughly enjoyed reading this novel. I loved immersing myself in their stories and wishing that I could experience the adventures along with them. There are a few weaknesses in this novel such as some sisters becoming close too easily and certain facts not coming to light until later in the book that I feel should have been mentioned before then, but overall it is a wonderful read. While there is some romance, it doesn't focus exclusively on it yet the love between the sisterhood.

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Not as good for a sequel.

Posted : 10 years, 12 months ago on 28 July 2007 06:23 (A review of On Leaving Charleston)

I rather like Alexandra Ripley's romance novels. I greatly enjoyed reading Charleston. However, I found this to be lacking. While it was a somewhat engaging story, I didn't really feel connected to this new set of characters.

If you feel that you must read it, then by all means go ahead. Just don't expect too much.

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Vengeance in the hands of a father.

Posted : 10 years, 12 months ago on 28 July 2007 05:56 (A review of A Time To Kill)

Grisham's novel seeks to answer the question at the heart of the story: to what lengths will a parent go when his little girl has been raped and judicial justice has failed?

This novel has a blend of heart-wrenching sorrow and ironic humor. Yes, I found myself laughing at some points. It would be a difficult situation to be at the heart of and it's sometimes difficult to read, such as the rape scene in the beginning. Still I think it is a book that is worth reading. Murder is wrong, but can anyone say with certainty that they would do anything less if it had been their own child?

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The thoughts of a serial killer.

Posted : 10 years, 12 months ago on 25 July 2007 06:09 (A review of Killer: A Journal of Murder)

Carl Panzram is a lowly criminal who has been in and out of the system since his youth. This is the film adaptation and we see the life of this individual brought to life through James Woods. Panzram is slipped writing material in order to compose his autobiography, a startling account of murder, rape, and sodomy and how the justice system works for the criminal element.

If you can find Panzram's out-of-print book then I highly recommend reading it!

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