Tag Archives: classic

Reviewing a classic: The Little Sister (Philip Marlowe 05) by Raymond Chandler

Product info:  (from Goodreads): Chandler’s 5th novel has Philip Marlowe going to Hollywood as he explores the underworld of glitter capital, trying to find a sweet young thing’s missing brother. A movie starlet with a gangster boyfriend and a pair … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Sinuhe the Egyptian by Mika Waltari

A quote instead of synopsis (because it is a pretty good quote and explains roughly everything): “I, SINUHE, the son of Senmut and of his wife Kipa, write this. I do not write it to the glory of the gods … Continue reading

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Reviewing a classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Synopsis: Eight years ago, Anne Elliot, then a lovely, thoughtful, warm-hearted and intelligent 19-year old, accepted a proposal of marriage from the handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth. Wentworth was clever, confident, and ambitious, but poor and with no particular family … Continue reading

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Total Total Recall

I might have mentioned earlier—in my Nothing Lasts Forever review—that I grew up watching action films with my Dad. Skip ahead twenty years and I’m sitting in a dark movie theatre, baffled by the previews. They’re remaking Total Recall. They’re … Continue reading

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