Monthly Archives: May 2015

Review: The Dust Will Answer by Richard Risemberg

I got a complimentary digital copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review from the author – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): 1978: The wave of gentrification has yet to break over downtown Los Angeles, and … Continue reading

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Review: The God’s War by Kameron Hurley

It is a second opinion review I wrote after an ungodly row  I had with my blogging partner on Tweeter; the impressions of my dear Rameau can be found here. Synopsis (from Goodreads): Nyx had already been to hell. One prayer … Continue reading

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Movie review: Dracula Untold (2014) directed by Andy Cockrum, Gary Shore

Synopsis: A new version of the old Dracula story. This time poor, little Vlad Tepes is presented as a seriously good chap — ‘saccharine-sweet, goody-two-shoes, cuddly-kittens-in-a-basket’ good. He is relatively handsome, he is a family man, he loves his wife … Continue reading

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Review: Child 44 (Leo Demidov 01) by Tom Rob Smith

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Stalin’s Soviet Union is officially a paradise where citizens live free from crime and fear only one thing: the all-powerful state and its ‘apparatchiks’. Defending this system is idealistic security officer Leo Demidov, a poster-boy handsome war … Continue reading

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Review:The Chocolate Temptation (Amour et Chocolat 06) by Laura Florand

Tasha/heidenkind encouraged me to read a Laura Florand book so I dedicate that review to her, as a kind of a ‘thank-you’ gift for all those lovely recommendations of romantic fiction (pun intended 😉 ). Do visit her blog, Truth, … Continue reading

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Movie review: Mary and Max written and directed by Adam Elliot (2009)

Carole reviewed this movie first and recommended it on her blog, Carole Rae’s  Random Ramblings – thank you girl, you rock! Haven’t I told you in my comment I was sold instantly? 😀 Here is the proof that I was … Continue reading

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Review: Non-Stop Till Tokyo by K.J. Charles

Synopsis: Kerry Ekdahl is working as a hostess in Primrose Path, one of many bars visited by rich, stressed and shy Tokyo men. However, she is far better than your typical hostess. She can listen patiently to her clients’ woes … Continue reading

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Review: The Apothecary’s Daughter by Julie Klassen

Summary: Lillian Grace Haswell toils in her father’s apothecary shop, preparing herbs and remedies by rote. Still she is haunted by memories of her mother’s mysterious disappearance. Villagers whisper the tale, but her father refuses to discuss it. All the … Continue reading

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Lisowczycy or the 17th century James Bond unit from Poland

As today is  the Polish national holiday I decided to write an essay concerning Polish history. I chose Lisowczycy.They were called „devils”, “barbarians” and „bloody hounds”. They were admired and copied. People feared them worse than the plague. Mothers in … Continue reading

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