10 Stars

Kindred

It is 1976 and Dana and her husband have just moved into a new home. They’ve only been married four years, but both now seem to be mak [...]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

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

Address Unknown

Reread for my book club. And on second read it is just as powerful, if not more so than on first reading. Original review from 2010 below IS [...]

Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

illustrated by Quentin Blake This book opens with a picture of the author, smiling. The words tell a different story. They tell us that this [...]
Moving Pictures

12 Years a Slave [based on the memoir]

In pre-Civil War New York Solomon Northup lives a good life with his family and two children. He is a free man, and well educated, but then [...]

Beloved

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

The dollmaker

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 orde [...]

The eye of the world

Book one of The Wheel of Time In a quiet back water village strange things are stirring. It has been a hard winter, harder than any can reca [...]

The Avengers [based on characters created by]

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