Monthly Archives: November 2014

Reviewing a classic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Synopsis: A naïve young woman whose name is supposed to be ‘rare’ and ‘original’ (Daphne?) but is never revealed in the book, stays in a Monte Carlo hotel along with a rich woman, Mrs. Van Hopper, who has employed her as … Continue reading

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Movie review: Filth by Jon S. Baird

Synopsis: Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is a Detective Sergeant in Edinburgh and a cop you wouldn’t like to meet in practically any circumstances. At work he spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships, and “the games” — his euphemism for … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run 05) by Abigail Roux

Synopsis: Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, … Continue reading

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Review: Horns by Joe Hill

Synopsis: One morning Ignatius Perrish woke up in his flat, completely hung over after an all-night bender, and found a nice pair of small horns growing on both sides his forehead. Just like that. Ig wasn’t the worst or the … Continue reading

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Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard. C. Morais

Synopsis: It is the fictional story of an Indian chef, Hassan Haji, narrated in the first person limited voice; a very emotive tale about his life and career (or rather his career which was also his entire life). Hassan, born … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: The Raven Prince (Princess trilogy 01) by Elizabeth Hoyt

rameau’s ramblings: This is a second opinion review from the olden days. You can find Ana’s aka Scorn’s review here. Synopsis: There comes a time in a lady’s life… Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant … Continue reading

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Review: Wolf’s Hour by Robert R. McCammon

Synopsis Meet Russian-born James Bond (or rather his father of sorts) who is also a kind of super-werewolf spy. Michael Gallatin (a.k.a Mihail Gallatinov), a British master spy during World War II has to come out of his glorious retirement … Continue reading

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Review: Moonglow (Darkest London 02) by Kristen Callihan

Official synopsis (from Goodreads): Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan

Synopsis: Once the seeds of desire are sown . . . Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Synopsis: Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to … Continue reading

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