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Reviewing a classic: Lady in the Lake (Philip Marlowe 04) by Raymond Chandler

Product info (from Goodreads): A couple of missing wives—one a rich man’s and one a poor man’s—become the objects of Marlowe’s investigation. One of them may have gotten a Mexican divorce and married a gigolo and the other may be … Continue reading

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Movie review: Copacabana (2010) directed by Marc Fitoussi

Product info: Babou (Isabelle Huppert), a single hippie mother, has been leading a frivolous, careless life, changing men, jobs, and countries as often as she could. However, after some time she discovers that her only child, Esmeralda (Lolita Chammah), now … Continue reading

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Movie review: You Were Never Really Here (2018) directed by Lynne Ramsay

Product info: It is a movie adapted from a Jonathan Ames novella and it features Joe (Joaquin Phoenix), a horribly messed- up individual. As a combat veteran and former FBI agent with post-traumatic stress disorder he pops pills constantly. Pills are expensive so he earns … Continue reading

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The Black Widow (Gabriel Allon 16) by Daniel Silva

Product info: A network of terror. A web of deceit. A deadly game of vengeance. Legendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is poised to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service. But on the eve of his promotion, … Continue reading

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They Way of Shadows (Night Angel 01) by Brent Weeks

Product info: For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art-and he is the city’s most accomplished artist.  For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he’s grown up in the slums, and learned to … Continue reading

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Product info (from Goodreads): Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him … Continue reading

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Movie review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi directed by Rian Johnson

Product info: Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that … Continue reading

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Movie review: Alien: Covenant (2017) directed by Ridley Scott

Product info: A manned spaceship is flying toward an unknown planet with a mission to colonize it when they intercept an echo of a message sent by humans. The captain decides to land on a far closer planet which has … Continue reading

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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Synopsis: SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from … Continue reading

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Movie review: Don’t Knock Twice (2017) directed by Caradog James

Product info: Jess (Katee Sackhoff) used to be a drug addict and a punk but she’s cleaned up her act. Now she is a rich and successful sculptor married happily to equally rich banker. As she is redecorating her huge … Continue reading

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