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The Children Act by Ian McEwan

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Does religious belief outweigh the fight for survival? and if the one battling for life is a child, who gets to rule …

Creed dir. Ryan Coogler

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I find myself unable to really blurb this film. I mean, yeah, the bare bones of it are an orphan kid tries …

euphoria

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On the verge of suicide anthropologist Andrew Bankson bumps into Nell and Fen. They too are anthropologists, and are just about to …

If Then by Matthew De Aaitua

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After the collapse, the Seizure, when the world went to hell, a small village in England was chosen to live under the …

the gift

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Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn(Rebecca Hall) have just moved and are out shopping when they bump into Gordo(Joel Edgerton), an old friend …

cyrus

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John (John C. Reilly) and Jamie (Catherine Keener) have been divorced for seven years. He never got over that. And now she …

adams rib

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

cracklescape

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Okay, do you remember when I “reviewed” The Isles of the sun and I said that I’d love to hear other people’s …

The snow child - Eowyn Ivey

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Mabel and Jack have left home and family behind and travelled to Alaska, to the edge of the world, trying to turn …

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The devil in the flesh by

by Raymond Radiguet translated by Christopher Moncrieff

Although the 1930’s mini challenge has come to an end, when I spotted this book at work I thought it might fit, and wanted to read more books of that time. Of course then I read the details and discovered that it was actually written earlier than that… Oh well :)

The devil in the flesh created quite a bit of a scandal when it was published, semi-autobiographical, the author wrote it from the age of sixteen to eighteen, after his own affair with a married woman. And that, my dears, is the central theme to this book. In fact, it is the end all and the be all of everything in this book. Our 15/16 year old narrator’s affair with a married woman. And I found that incredibly off-putting.