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To kill a mockingbird by

I would guess that almost everyone reading this blog is familiar, to some degree, with Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird. The …

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Seraphina by

Seraphina has lived her life hiding the truth about who she is; a half-dragon. Her mother died in childbirth, and until that …

Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

Zoo City by

Read for the Not just for Stormtroopers sci-fi challenge & for Carl’s Science Fiction Experience. Zinzi December finds lost things. That’s her …

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Unseen academicals by

9780385609340 In the back streets of Ankh-Morpork football is king. And those “Faces” in the shove, or crowd, are just as important …

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Knife edge by

ISBN: 9780385605274 This continues pretty much where Noughts & Crosses finished up. If you haven’t read that one you really have no …

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Noughts & Crosses by

ISBN: 0552546321 Callum and Sephy have grown up together, best friends, and now in their teens maybe their friendship is developing into …

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Hotel Rwanda dir. by

This is a film with impact.

The opening voice-over is a speech on the radio, an anti-tutsi speech, broadcast on Hutu Power radio, over a black screen so as to really let us hear the words. It describes the flaws, reveals the prejudices in Rwanda, tells the viewer of the cockroach infestation the Hutu people will have to wipe out. This is then contrasted by the opening scenes; In Kigali airport we see Paul (Cheadle) collecting fresh lobsters to serve in the hotel where he works as house manager. It shows a bustling, growing, on the up city. But on the way back to the hotel we are introduced to the undercurrent of tension that is played out so well throughout this film.

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

The Outsiders by

ISBN: 0006722253 I decided to reread this after hearing that the film has been recut and rereleased. The Outsiders is one of …