Ratings Archive : 10 Stars

(my ratings are out of ten and usually relate to how much I enjoyed, or failed to enjoy a film or book)

The voice that thunders
The voice that thunders by Alan Garner

Earlier this year I read The Owl Service by Alan Garner, and I had many many thoughts about it, and […]

To kill a mockingbird [based on the book]
To kill a mockingbird dir. by Robert Mulligan

In a small town in Alabama in the 1930′s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his […]

Kindred
Kindred by Octavia Butler

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four […]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park […]

Address Unknown
Address Unknown by Kressman Taylor

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on […]

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book
sad book

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. […]

12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir]
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In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a […]

Beloved
beloved

Sethe and her daughter Denver live in number 124. Denver’s older brothers have left home. Baby Suggs, her grandmother has […]

The dollmaker
Dollmaker2

The world is at war, and the army is stealing away the men, and those that are left are being hauled off to work in the factories in order to assist the war effort. In rural Kentucky Gertie is lucky enough to still have her husband around, he drives the coal truck, but knows that this situation cannot last. He has his date with the army already lined up. But she is preparing as best she can. She has been saving her money and almost has enough to offer on a nearby farm. Without having to pay half what they earn on rent Gertie and her family will be able to plan for the future. But on the eve of her plans coming to fruition all is ruined and she must uproot her family and follow her husband to the city of Detroit.

The eye of the world
The eye of the world - Robert Jordan

Book one of The Wheel of Time In a quiet back water village strange things are stirring. It has been […]

The Avengers [based on characters created by]
The avengers

aka Avengers Assemble, which is a totally crap name. Even Marvel’s the Avengers would’ve been better. Stupid marketing decisions are […]

The best thing
The best thing - Margo Lanagan

Mel is not having a good year at school. Her friends have turned on her, and her boyfriend one day […]