Ratings Archive : 2 Stars

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

The truth about Mr. Darcy
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The great thing about working in a library is that I find myself picking up books that I usually wouldn’t. […]

Son of heaven

9781848875258 #1 in the Chung Kuoseries A thin layer of mist wreathed the meadows all the way to reeds that […]

The Stainless Steel Rat omnibus

When I spotted this in Chapters bookshop I knew I had to buy it, if only because it is the inspiration for Carl’s blog. Plus, you know, it is one of those sci-fi adventures that you really should have at least flicked through at some stage.

Slippery Jim is our narrator, and our hero, of sorts. He is also the Stainless Steel Rat, or at least that is how he describes himself. Slipping through the technological world and committing many daring acts of thievery and innumerable cons. Safe and secure in the knowledges that his wits, charm and logic will get him out of danger. Until, that is, he is caught. The Special Corps, so special that no one is really sure they exist until, of course, they catch you, succeed in arresting him. But instead of throwing him in jail, or punishing him they offer him a job. Come and work for them. So he does, after all, he was never a bad man, just one who wanted his bit of freedom.

Danse Macabre

ISBN: 1841494747 #14 in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter verse Read for the RIP Challenge See also: Voracious Reader ; […]

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer [based on characters created]

This was pants. Complete pants. Not even bad enough to be enjoyed. Harsh? Maybe, but true. I wasn’t overly fond […]

Pathfinder

based on Veiviseren by Nils Gaup Five hundred years before Columbus another European people journeyed to the Americas. These raiders […]

White Noise 2: The Light

Okay, so I wouldn’t have gone to this film at all if it hadn’t been for the fact that Nathan […]

Miami Vice

If I’m honest there isn’t much to say about this film. Overall it is a huge amount of meh. Nothing […]

Doom

I wasn’t hoping for great things, and all my hopes were met. Not good at all. The basic plot is […]

Pride and Prejudice [based on book]

Sometimes directors really make you think, make you stop and consider their work, make you want to never ever see […]

Flight of the Phoenix

You know this is the sort of film that doesn’t really deserve a review. It is cliché-ridden, the dialogue is […]

Ladder 49

So you see firemen and Joaquin Phoenix and you think, hmmm, that’ll be fun. (Or you do if you’re me). […]