Susan Hated Literature

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Hannah’s Gift by

Tucker Gibbons, lawman, is in pursuit of some criminals. He has been tracking them for months, ever since they raped…

Serpico [based on the book] by dir. by

Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, this is the story of a police officer who turns whistleblower and…

Do butlers burgle banks? by

Read originally 19/07/2010. Reread June 2014 On my reread I enjoyed it just as much as the first time round,…

22 Jump Street dir. by ,

Have you seen 21 Jump Street? The film, not the tv show? Did you enjoy it? If so you’ll probably…

An uncertain place by

Translated by Sian Reynolds. An Inspector Adamsberg novel #6 Adamsberg is in England at a European policing convention, discussing immigration…

Beasts of the walking city by

Book one in the Walking Cities series Blackwell is a Hugliev, a once powerful race that have been hunted to…

Looper dir. by

Its 2044 and time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in thirty years time it will be. And then promptly…

Angelmaker by

Joe Spork isĀ  mild mannered clockmaker. He wns and runs a shop fixing clockwork devices, from clocks to Victorian dirty…

The girl with the dragon tattoo [adaptation] by dir. by

I haven’t read any of the book in the Millenium series, nor have I seen the Swedish version of this…

Nicholas Dane by

This is the sort of book I don’t usually read. You know the ones, from the “sad story” section of the bookshop. The misery-books as I call them. But a few years ago I’d heard of Melvin Burgess as an author to look out for. I’ve read his Lady : My life as a Bitch and to be honest I wasn’t all that impressed, but I’ll always give an author a second go. So I tried this one.

In the 1980’s Nick Dane is growing up as an average, if bright kid. He comes from a single parent family, and his mother has a secret. She never got off the drugs, not completely. And in the course of having a “taste” she accidentally overdoses and Nick is left all alone in the world. Soon he finds himself carted off to a “home” for boys, and soon learns that the violence and random beatings are not the worse this place has to offer.

They whispered in dark corners and went out late at night and conspired and conspired but the emperor Claudius knew they were up to something.

I’m still a busy little bee working away and retagging old posts. I’m now up to September 2006. That’s only…

The Sopranos dir. by , ,

I’ve recently rewatched The Sopranos[1] well, some of the episodes I never caught in the first place, so in many…

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