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Sep 21 2017

Book Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass:  Sarah J Mass (2012)   I’m going to begin this review with a quick clarification; I am clearly not the target audience for this book and so I probably judge it quite harshly, but I didn’t know it was chic-lit until after I started...

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Sep 02 2017

Book Review: The Flame Bearer

The Flame Bearer:  Bernard Cornwell (2016)   Get your pitchforks and torches ready – I’ve been reading the Warrior Chronicles out of sequence! I know it’s terrible, but in my defence the books I had never put that they were part of a series on the cover, and...

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Aug 29 2017

Book Review: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (1813)   Having seen at least three different adaptations of this work, I tried some time ago to actually read the book and just couldn’t get into it.  But after seeing a copy in a charity shop for 25p I decided...

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Aug 03 2017

Book Review – American Gods

American Gods:  Neil Gaiman  (2001) Given the arrival of the TV series and the fact that my sister and two of my work colleagues had all read this, I was under strict instruction to get it read as soon as possible so that I could join...

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Jul 17 2017

Theatrical Review – Richard III

  This last Friday I went to see the Showcase Sioe Gerdd, a performing arts group based in Aberdare, production of Richard III at Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil.  It took place in a small theatre upstairs (which had the mixed blessing of being very intimate but...

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Mar 31 2017

Book Review – Storm Front

The Dresden Files – Storm Front: Jim Butcher (2000)   OK, gargantuan task though it is, I’m looking forward to this; re-reading the epic Dresden Files (in between all my other reading!) and writing up some reviews for anyone interested in starting what is probably Jim Butcher’s...

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Jan 11 2017

The Night Manager

Book Review The Night Manager:  John Le Carre (1993)   Having recently watched Hugh Laurie playing a brilliantly villainous role in the BBC series based on this, I borrowed The Night Manager out of curiosity to see what had been changed and what had been kept the same. ...

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Dec 13 2016

Film Review: Centurion

Centurion (2010)   I know what you’re thinking; ‘2010? Surely that’s a good five decades out of your usual range!’  Yes, I tend to like reviewing older films but I do modern ones as well sometimes.  Besides, this looked like it had potential and I always like...

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Aug 25 2016

Film Review: Becket

Becket (1964) With Wildcat now only a week or so away I've been twiddling my thumbs a fair bit waiting for stuff to be ready - some of that time has been spent usefully (I'm almost 1/4 through a first draft of the next book!), but...

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Aug 18 2016

Book Review: The Laughing Hangman

Wildcat should be on amazon within the next week or so, so keep an eye out everyone - meanwhile, here's a look at what I've been reading recently: The Laughing Hangman:  Edward Marsdon (1996) A Nicholas Bracewell story   This book was lent to me by a friend and...

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