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The Black Opera by

The black opera by Mary Gentle

Conrad Scalese’s latest opera was a great success. Unfortunately the theatre in which it was performed has just been stuck by lightening. And since the composer and many of the performers have fled Naples the church decides to blame him. As the librettist his words caused God’s wrath to strike down the building. But, as the Inquisition come calling, King

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A perfect spy by

A perfect spy - John le Carré

Group read with the Metafilter Book Club Magnus Pym is a British spy. But after the death of his father he suddenly goes awol. His wife doesn’t know where he is, his superior officers don’t know where he is. He has used all his “craft” to escape from all those who know him. But why? Is he lost in grief?

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol dir. by

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Ethan Hunt is in prison, but do not fear, an IMF team are here to break him out. No one seems quite sure of what happened between him and his wife, and no one wants to ask. But the mission, to find out the identity of Cobalt, a dangerous man who has Russian nuclear missile codes and may be planning

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The Departed dir. by

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It took me a while, but I finally managed to go see this film last night, and now I want to go again, because it really is fantastic. Bloody, violent, full of no-good nastiness and general scumbaggery. But wonderful to watch all the same. The film begins “some years ago” where we see a young Colin Sullivan being approached by

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