Monthly Archives: February 2015

Review: Archangel (Samaria 01) by Sharon Shinn

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Through science, faith and force of will, the Harmonics carved out for themselves a society that they conceived of as perfect. Diverse peoples held together by respect for each other and the prospect of swift punishment if … Continue reading

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Movie review: Trance by Danny Boyle (2013)

Synopsis: A group of criminals try to steal a very valuable painting of Francisco Goya (Vuelo de Brujas; also known as Witches in Flight or Witches in the Air ) during its auction; however in the ensuing mayhem it gets lost. Only one … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Tempted by the Highland Warrior (MacKinloch Clan 03) by Michelle Willingham

Synopsis: After years of brutal torture, Callum MacKinloch is finally free of his captors—but his voice is still held prisoner. He’d never let anyone hear him scream. Although Lady Marguerite de Montpierre’s chains may be invisible, they threaten to tie … Continue reading

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Book to movie review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed vs. Wild directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (2014) and written by Nick Hornby

Synopsis: A road to hell or a road to redemption? A foolish project of an unbalanced individual or a life-saving pilgrimage? After a premature death of her beloved mother and a divorce Cheryl nose-dived into troubles. She dropped out of … Continue reading

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Review: Box of Rain (a Street Stories suspense novel) by Debra R. Borys

I was sent a complimentary copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. That fact didn’t influence my opinion in any way. Synopsis: Two cousins, Shorty (a.k.a. Darnell James Davis) and Booker T. Davis, get … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Paholaisen siivet (A Murder of Quality, George Smiley 02) by John le Carré

Synopsis: George Smiley was simply doing a favor for Miss Ailsa Brimley, and old friend and editor of a small newspaper. Miss Brimley had received a letter from a worried reader: “I’m not mad. And I know my husbad is … Continue reading

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Lumikko ja yhdeksän muuta (The Rabbit Back Literature Society) by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

Synopsis: A highly contagious book virus, a literary society and a Snow Queen-like disappearing author ‘She came to realise that under one reality there’s always another. And another one under that.’ Only very special people are chosen by children’s author … Continue reading

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Movie review: Lucy directed by Luc Besson

Synopsis: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a pretty, careless student on a grant in an unspecified Asiatic country (China?  Korea? Taiwan? Wikipedia claims it’s Taiwan but I am sceptical). She tries not to waste too much time on study and such … Continue reading

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Rameau’s review archive: Collared by Kari Gregg

Synopsis: Trans-Global IT director Connor Witt is a rare and prized anomaly: the aggression centers in his brain have been suppressed rather than stimulated by the mutated crops that so recently took over the world’s food supply. Bewildered by his … Continue reading

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Review: The Samurai’s Wife (Sano Ichiro 05) by Laura Joh Rowland

Synopsis: Far from the Shogun’s court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko, Sano arrives with her at the emperor’s palace to … Continue reading

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