Author Archives: portiabridget

Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan

Synopsis: Holly is a frustrated florist who flees the houseshare from hell to move in with a motley crew of friends: there is Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match; and the … Continue reading

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Movie review: Perfect Strangers (2016) directed by Paolo Genovese

Movie info: Seven long-time friends (three married couples and a divorcee) are having a dinner. They decide, as a playful game, to put each one’s mobile phone on the table and reveal every text message or phone call they would … Continue reading

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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike 03) by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Book info: A serial killer is on the loose and he seems to hunt for Cormoran Strike’s secretary-cum-partner, Robin. Unfortunately the limping detective doesn’t know who out of three possible psychopaths from his past might be responsible. There will be … Continue reading

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Movie review: Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg

Product info: Based on Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel, READY PLAYER ONE takes place in a dismal 2045, where most people live in utter squalor. As technology is booming, they choose to spend most of their time online in a virtual … Continue reading

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Angeline by Karleen Bradford

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Stunned by the blistering heat, the noise, the sea of faces crowding in upon her in the teeming Egyptian market, Angeline cannot believe that she is being sold as a slave to one of the great princes … Continue reading

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Runa by Vera Buck

Synopsis: Mental health clinic Salpêtrière in Paris. A young medicine student from Switzerland called Jori helps the powerful and famous director Charcot to prepare his famous lectures by collecting fresh batch of patients from their homes. Jori is doubly motivated … Continue reading

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Movie review: Mission Impossible: Fallout directed by Christopher McQuarrie

Synopsis: Two years after Solomon Lane’s capture the remains of his organization “the Syndicate” have reformed into a terrorist group named “the Apostles”. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is assigned to intercept three stolen plutonium cores in Berlin before the Apostles can … Continue reading

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Always (Aud Torvingen 03) by Nicola Griffith

Product description (from Goodreads): Aud Torvingen is back — contemporary fiction’s toughest, most emotionally complicated noir hero returns to teach a new round of lessons in hard-hitting justice, and to confront new adversaries: her own vulnerability and desire.  The steely … Continue reading

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The Silent Dead (Reiko Himekawa 01) by Tetsuya Honda

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When a body wrapped in a blue plastic tarp and tied up with twine is discovered near the bushes near a quiet suburban Tokyo neighborhood, Lt. Reiko Himekawa and her squad take the case. The victim was … Continue reading

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Movie review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) directed by David Yates

Product info: The plot of this sequel of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (here you have the link to my review) follows the adventure of young Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and his mentor, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), who … Continue reading

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