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Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure - Dave Gorman 22/08/2010

Intelligent and heartfelt comedy

The Big Bang Theory - Series 1 - Complete (Box Set) (DVD) 17/08/2010

Big Bang, Big Laughs

Evolution (DVD) 16/08/2010

Oh, How I Laughed!

The Missing Person's Guide to Love - Susanna Jones 13/08/2010

Mysterious and Frustrating in Equal Measures

The Missing Person's Guide to Love - Susanna Jones OK, to start with, here's the blurb: ...Isabel, Owen and Julia were childhood friends. But when they were fifteen, Julia disappeared without a trace – an event that had a devastating impact on the others. Years later, Isabel returns to her home town in the north of England for Owen’s funeral. She hadn’t seen him since they recklessly burned down the local supermarket together; he was sent to prison and she, just shy of her 18th birthday, to a young offenders’ centre. Isabel suspects that Owen was responsible for Julia’s murder, and she’s hoping finally to find some kind of resolution. Feeling cut off from her husband and child in Turkey, and awash with unexpected memories, Isabel ventures further into the murky depths of her past. But nothing is as it seems – either past or present – and as Isabel’s world unravels we finally realise the stunning, shattering truth... I had not heard of Susanna Jones before picking this book up. I also hadn't heard of the book even though it has been rated highly in several literary reviews and magazines. But, that blurb was pretty much irresistable to me. I bought this with the aim to read a thriller, a mystery, something that was going to keep me engrossed and wanting to read on. Did it do as I expected? Yes. This is certainly a book that will keep you guessing (probably a little too much so- you'll see what I mean!) Right from the start of "The Missing Person's Guide to Love", you can feel the suspense and mystery in the story. The ...

Toy Story 3 (DVD) 09/08/2010

The Third Time's A Charm

Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult 01/08/2010

Not so Picture Perfect?

Four Christmases (DVD) 05/11/2009

Not What You Want from a Christmas Film

Rogue - Danielle Steel 02/11/2009

Not her best. But readable nonetheless.

Rogue - Danielle Steel Those who have never read a Danielle Steel novel often have preconceptions about what is going to be written on the pages of her books. Instead of perceiving her stories as escapism, they see them as generic and old-fashioned chick-lit. But, let's be honest here- one doesn't become one of the world's best-selling female authors by being "generic" and "old-fashioned" in one's work. I dare anyone to read "The Gift" without feeling a tug on the old heartstrings or to read "Thurston House" without appreciating the flawless characterisation of the protagonists, Jeremiah and Camille. In general, Steel's novels are readable, emotive and, in a word, easy, and sometimes, you just need easy. "Rogue", published in June 2009, tells the story of world-reknown child psychologist Maxine Williams and her billionaire ex-husband, Blake. Like chalk and cheese, the two divorcees lead contrasting lives- Maxine as a single mum of three with a time-consuming but admirable profession, Blake as a rich playboy who lives for travel and women. Despite their divorce and differing ideas on pretty much everything, Maxine and Blake have maintained a close relationship for their children, allowing their freindship to grow to that of siblings and good friends. Steel portrays both protagonists well, making them easy to understand and easy to like. Her characterisation of the three children is reaistic, especially that of Daphne as she evolves in to a moody teenager. The only character that I couldn't get to ...

Laura Ashley 13/08/2009

"Good afternoon and Welcome to Laura Ashley!"

The Diving-bell and the Butterfly - Jean-Dominique Bauby 06/05/2009

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Look Who it Is!: My Story - Alan Carr 20/04/2009

Alan Carr At His Best!

Look Who it Is!: My Story - Alan Carr Alan Carr is certainly one of those celebrities that you really do either love or hate. With such a strong sense of 'campness' and individuality, he either makes people cringe and turn the channel or roll off their chair laughing. Me, I am hooked. If Alan Carr is on the telly, I'm watching. His campness and ability to 'take the mick' out of himself is real, honest and, in my opinion, hysterical. In his autobiography, "Look Who It Is!", Carr catches the attention of his fans from the book cover. In memory of his childhood holidays at the beach, the comedian opts for a book sleeve that's guaranteed to entertain- a cartoon drawing of a weight lifter with his own cheesy grin peeping through insert-head-here hole. It's eye-catching to say the least! As with every autobiography, Alan Carr begins by talking of his childhood, one that was not particularly out of the ordinary despite his father's celebrity status in football circles. It is difficult in a book like this to entertain your reader whilst discussing your childhood. Where so many celbrities have tried and failed, Alan Carr has succeeded. Carr keeps audiences entertained by constantly alluding to his father's disappointment that his eldest son is no good at sports and, more importantly, by adding his trademark humour to the pages. In his book, Alan Carr is direct, honest and funny. You get exactly what you expect when you pick up this book. The trials and tribulations of making it as a comic are at the forefront of Carr's ...

Wall-E (DVD) 10/11/2008

Wall. E: the world's cutest robot

Fool's Gold (DVD) 06/11/2008

I'm No Fool!

Cell - Stephen King 31/08/2008

Cell... my first and last?

Qantas - QFA 14/12/2007

QANTAS all the way

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