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To kill a mockingbird [based on the book]
To kill a mockingbird dir. by Robert Mulligan

In a small town in Alabama in the 1930′s Atticus Finch is working hard to raise his two children; his […]

A Wrinkle in the skin
A wrinkle in the skin by John Christopher

AKA The Ragged Edge. Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience In the 1960s a wave of earthquakes brings destruction around […]

Disgrace
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee

David Lurie lives a very contained and well-run life. He is a professor in Cape Town, mostly he lectures in […]

The girl with the dragon tattoo [adaptation]
The girl with thedragon tattoo

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

Nicholas Dane

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.

Tender Morsels

ISBN: 9780385613231 Liga’s father fiddled with the fire, fiddled and fiddled. Then he stood up, very suddenly. I’ve been wanting […]

The Wars

ISBN: 0140050116 See also: The Stay at Home Bookworm ; Wikipedia Prologue She was standing in the middle of the […]

The Kite Runner

based on book by Khaled Hosseini I haven’t read the book this film is based on so I can’t comment […]

Rome 2.3 These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Things aren’t really going to well for Vorenus, are they? Dreaming about his wife’s suicide/attempt to distract Vorenus from killing […]

Lucky

ISBN: 033041836x At its most basic this book can be classified as a rape memoir, and why would anyone want […]

They were how old?

Alive in Limerick gives a synopsis of the attack on a couple, and the subsequent gang-rape of a woman in Limerick which is back in the news because of the sentencing of Stephen Barry to 21 years in prison.

Dogville

This is not a film for everyone, as I watched it quite a few members of the audience left. One […]