Susan Hated Literature

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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,…

Adam’s Rib dir. by

Warren Attinger has been a bad husband, but his wife, Doris, has caught him out. She follows him one day…

The Android’s Dream by

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually,…

Snuff by

A Discworld Night Watch story. Although the Night Watch is now the city watch, and this isn’t set in the…

Dave Gorman: Jeremy Clarkson Should Be Lined Up And Shot*

It all seemed a bit out of order to me. Yes, I thought it was offensive and no, I didn’t…

Lady of Quality by

Miss Annis Wychwood is in her late twenties, and as she is still unmarried, she believes her future to hold nothing but remaining single. However she is not about to retreat into the clutches of her brother’s family and become “the spinster aunt”, as much as she loves her sister-in-law, there are some things which simply can not be allowed to happen. So she has set up home in Bath, with an elderly cousin to live with her, for propriety’s sake. On a journey from her brother’s establishment to her own, she comes across a broken down chaise and offers her assistance. The young woman she rescues is most thankful for not being left at the side of the road, but things are about to change in Miss Wychwood’s life, for she is the ward of Mr. Oliver Carleton, and she has run away.

Okay, anyone who has ever read any Georgette Heyer will probably already know that Miss Wychwood shall not remain single. And that she will end up falling madly in love with Carleton, and that they will live happily ever after. But speculation about that aspect of the plot is not why anyone reads Heyer. Instead you read her to enjoy her writing, her characters, and her dialogue. And in all those aspects this book is a success.

Unseen academicals by

In the back streets of Ankh-Morpork football is king. And those “Faces” in the shove, or crowd, are just as…

The BFG by

by Roald Dahl

Sophie couldn’t sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.

One night, a young girl, unable to sleep makes her way to the window and spies a mysterious giant, with a suitcase and some sort of a trumpet. Discovering that he has been spotted this giant kidnaps the little girl, Sophie, and takes her off to Giant Country. There Sophie discovers that this giant, The Big Friendly Giant, is not like the other giants. He is much smaller than them for one thing, but also, they are murderers who delight in guzzling up human beans, whereas the BFG is only interested in sharing Dreams with people. Can Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to defeat the like of The Fleshlumpeater and The Childchewer.

The blind side by dir. by ,

I was a bit uncertain about this film. It sounded just a bit too heart-warming, as though it’d be full of overly sentimental “and everything works out in the end” stuff that makes me think of the flawed philosophy behind stories such as The Pursuit of Happyness:””:http://www.susanhatedliterature.net/2007/01/18/the-pursuit-of-happyness/, you know the sort of victim blaming that says you wouldn’t be poor if only you tried harder.

Luckily enough this film is not like that. Okay, it has the heart-warming aspect. Heart-warming by the bucket-full. But it is told in such a way that you just can’t help but smile.

Venetia by

ISBN: 9780099465652 ;Elsewhere on the web “A fox got in among the hens last night, and ravished our best layer,”…

Stardust [based on the book] by dir. by

I read this book a while ago and really enjoyed it, so I wasn’t too sure if I’d enjoy the…

Kids Say

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