Monthly Archives: December 2014

Let’s dance and have a party – dancing themes in the Western art

Some music first: Paintings and their authors (from top to bottom): The Ball by Victor Gabriel Gilbert At the Moulin Rouge, the Dance by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec Dance at Bougival by Pierre Auguste Renoir La Leçon de danse (a … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Firelight (Firelight 01) by Sophie Jordan

Synopsis: Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her … Continue reading

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Movie review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (French: Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec), directed by Luc Besson

Synopsis with some info: This 2010 French fantasy adventure feature film is loosely based on the comic book series of the same name by Jacques Tardi. As in the comic, the film follows the eponymous writer and a number of recurring side characters in a … Continue reading

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Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Synopsis: When five years ago Nick Dunne and Amy Elliott, two young New Yorkers with brilliant prospects and steady, white-collar jobs, got married it seemed they would be the happiest couple in the world. He, a journalist, was handsome, intelligent … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels 03) by Loretta Chase

This is one of our second opinion reviews. You can find Ana’s review here. Synopsis: DETERMINED LADY Tough-minded Jessica Trent’s sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. … Continue reading

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Book to Movie Review: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger vs. The Devil Wears Prada directed by David Frankel

Synopsis (the book and movie): Young graduate, Andy Sachs, is looking for a job in New York, preferably in a newspaper or a magazine. She studied journalism, her love and passion, and she would like nothing better than joining the … Continue reading

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Review: Pressure Head (The Plumber’s Mate 01) by J.L. Merrow

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Some secrets are better left hidden. To most of the world, Tom Paretski is just a plumber with a cheeky attitude, a Polish name (duh, he is a plumber, right?) and a dodgy hip, souvenir of a … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Season for Surrender (Holiday Pleasures 02) by Theresa Romain

Synopsis: Honor Among Rogues Alexander Edgeware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation—for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend … Continue reading

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Movie review: Nightcrawler directed by Dan Gilroy

I watched this one because I was encouraged to do so by a great review written by Tasha/Heidenkind on her blog. I strongly recommend you visit her place and read it as well. Thanks, mon amie! Synopsis: Nocturnal underbelly of … Continue reading

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Review: Hidden Depths (Vera Stanhope 03) by Ann Cleeves

Synopsis: A hot summer on the Northumberland coast. Julie Armstrong, a divorced mother of two teenagers, arrives home from a night out to find her son murdered in their own bathroom. Luke, a beautiful boy but hardly the sharpest tool … Continue reading

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