Monthly Archives: September 2019

Brasyl by Ian McDonald

Product info (from Goodreads): Three separate stories follow three main characters: –Edson is a self-made talent impressario one step up from the slums in a near future São Paulo, a city of astonishing riches and poverty. A chance encounter draws … Continue reading

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Movie review: Serial (Bad) Weddings (2014) directed by Philippe de Chauveron

Product info (mainly from Wikipedia): Claude Verneuil (Christian Clavier), a Gaullist notary, and his wife Marie (Chantal Lauby), a Catholic bourgeois from Chinon, are proud parents of four daughters: Isabelle, Odile, Ségolène, and Laure. The three eldest are already married. Unfortunately their husbands are … Continue reading

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Illusion by Andrew Neiderman

Product info (from Goodreads): Jillian Caldwell, late twenties, works for an advertising agency in New York. Ron Cutler, early thirties, comes to her for a promotional project for his upstate New York Department stores. A romance ensues. Shortly after Ron … Continue reading

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Movie review: Adventures of Aladdin (2019) directed by Glenn Campbell

Product info: A new remake of an old fairy tale. With the help of a magical lamp, an impoverished young man transforms himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. My impressions: This was … Continue reading

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