Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rameau’s review archive: Taste for Temptation by Phyllis Bourne

Synopsis: No one dumps Brandi Collins! After being left at the altar, the Nashville high school teacher plans to get back at her ex by undergoing a major transformation. But how is she supposed to shed those extra pounds with … Continue reading

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Review: Mistress of Fortune by Holly West

I got a complimentary copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact, of course, didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Lady Isabel Wilde, a mistress to … Continue reading

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The Little Things by Jay Northcote

Originally posted on Love in the Margins. Synopsis: There are lots of things that brighten Joel’s life. His three-year-old daughter, Evie, is one. His close relationship with her mother, his best friend from university, is another. Joel’s boyfriend, Dan, adds … Continue reading

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Review: Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Synopsis: I got this book from NetGalley free of charge in return for an honest review. The plot is complicated so my synopsis will be rather long – bear with me. 🙂 Gabriel Blackstone is an information broker, hacker for … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Synopsis: Frank — no ordinary sixteen-year-old — lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank’s mother abandoned them years ago: his elder brother Eric is confined to a psychiatric hospital; … Continue reading

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Movie review: 12 Years A Slave directed by Steve McQueen

Synopsis: The movie is based on Solomon Northup’s autobiography, Twelve Years a Slave, published in 1853. Solomon (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a skilled fiddle-player and a family man, was abducted in 1841. A pair of traveling showmen lured him from his home, wife and … Continue reading

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Movie review: Her directed by Spike Jonze

Synopsis: A not-so-distant but definitely futuristic Los Angeles. Theodore Twombley (Joaquin Phoenix) is a sweet, sensitive thirty something guy, undergoing a mid-life crisis in a form of a civilized divorce with Catherine (Rooney Mara). As he is left alone in his … Continue reading

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Review: The Adversary (A Chris Bruen novel) by Reece Hirsch

I got a complimentary e-copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis (from Goodreads): Former DOJ cybercrimes prosecutor Chris Bruen … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Lady Always Wins by Courtney Milan

Synopsis: IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES… Nobody has ever come close to taking the place that Virginia Barrett had in Simon Davenant’s heart. As a child, Ginny was his best friend and comrade-in-arms. As a young lady, she became his … Continue reading

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Movie review: Paprika directed by Satoshi Kon

Starring:  Megumi Hayashibara, Akio Ōtsuka, Tōru Furuya, Tōru Emori, Katsunosuke Hori Music by Susumu Hirasawa Synopsis: Paprika is a 2006 Japanese animated film co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s 1993 novel of the same name. It is Kon’s fourth and final feature film … Continue reading

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