Monthly Archives: October 2013

Movie review: Shallow Grave directed by Danny Boyle

Synopsis: Three young, well-educated urbanites, Juliet Miller (Kerry Fox), Alex Law (Ewan McGregor) and David Stevens (Christopher Eccleston) , are sharing a big flat right in the middle of one of Edinburgh’s historical quarters. It is a prime location but also an expensive one. … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: He’s Gone by Deb Caletti

Synopsis: “What do you think happened to your husband, Mrs. Keller?” The Sunday morning starts like any other, aside from the slight hangover. Dani Keller wakes up on her Seattle houseboat, a headache building behind her eyes from the wine … Continue reading

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Nothing Serious by Jay Northcote

Synopsis: Mark O’Brien is finally being honest with himself. His relationship with Rachel is over and he’s moving out of the home they’ve shared for six years. They get along, but he can’t fix a relationship when the person he’s … Continue reading

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Review: Soundbyte (Byte 05) by Cat Connor

I got a copy of this book from NetGalley free of charge in return for an unbiased review. Synopsis: How unlucky can the Bleich family be? Four out of five murdered on the same day … the obvious link being … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: In His Eyes by Emmie Dark

Synopsis: Hugh Lawson and Zoe Waters have a tangled history. But she left ten years ago and he’s put her behind him. Except she’s here again–just when Hugh’s ready to make an offer for her family’s legendary vineyard. And her … Continue reading

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Kuoleman vuodenaika: A Season for the Dead by David Hewson (Nic Costa 01)

Synopsis: In a hushed Vatican Reading Room, the scene is shocking: a crazed professor shot dead after brandishing evidence of a grisly crime. Moments later, two bodies are found in a nearby church, each with a gruesome calling card from … Continue reading

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Movie review: No Country for Old Men by Ethan Cohen and Joel Cohen

Synopsis: In rural Texas, a Vietnam war vet, a welder and a recreational hunter, Llewelyn Moss, discovers the remains of several drug runners who have all killed each other in an exchange gone violently wrong. Rather than report the discovery … Continue reading

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Review: Highlander (The Rise of the Aztecs 01) by Zoe Saadia

Synopsis: Two ten-year-olds meet on the top of a sacred hill: Coyotl and Kuini. One is the son of a local ruler who’s just found out that his mother was made the First Wife and him – the heir apparent. … Continue reading

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Review: Fearless by Christine Rains

Synopsis: Abby is a fearless monster slayer. And she is indeed one of the Fearless – a special group of women (and women only) who can fight and kill monsters hiding in children’s bedrooms. After she killed her own, discovering … Continue reading

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Movie review: We Need to Talk About Kevin directed by Lynne Ramsay

Synopsis: The synopsis is going to be pretty short because it is very easy to spoil you. The plot is not linear – you follow an middle-aged woman, apparently living alone, who tries to put her life in order after … Continue reading

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