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Seraphina
seraphina

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

Zoo City
Zoo City by Lauren Beukes

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

Unseen academicals

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

Knife edge

“Oh, come on, Jude. My feet are killing me,” Morgan moaned.

This continues pretty much where Noughts & Crosses finished up. If you haven’t read that one you really have no business reading this book. It won’t make a lot of sense to you, not to mention you’ll know how the first book ends, and you won’t know the characters at all. Have I convinced you to go read the first yet? Good, off you go.

Now, if you thought that Noughts & Crosses was depressing and dark, I’m guessing that you’ll feel this one is simply a black-hole of despair. Where is the hope? Where is the faintest of bright endings? Cause, wow, darkness is all around.

Spoilers for book one follow

Noughts & Crosses

I wriggled my toes, enjoying the feel of the warm sand trickling like fine baby powder between them.

Callum and Sephy have grown up together, best friends, and now in their teens maybe their friendship is developing into something more. But there is a problem, Callum is a Nought, and Sephy is a Cross, and the two don’t mix, not in this world. But there are moves towards progress and integration, or at least hopes of that in the future; for the first time noughts will be allowed into Sephy’s school, and Callum is one of the four that managed to pass the entrance exams. He will be allowed in, but he knows that it will be difficult, Sephy is more innocent. She’s just glad they’ll be able to spend more time together. Neither knows just how hard it is going to be, and all that is before the bomb goes off.

Hotel Rwanda

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.

The Limits of Enchantment

ISBN: 0575072318 See also:Agony column ; Joyce discusses his book ; If I could tell you this in a single […]

The Outsiders

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