Category Archives: Review

Book Review: Walter Tevis~ The Hustler

It’s a disappointing thing to have to say in a book review that Tevis is unknown but the film with Paul Newman is a classic. He also wrote ‘The Color of Money’ and he’s unknown for that as well. So! … Continue reading

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Film Review ~ In The Heat Of The Night (Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger)

The iconic 1967 Civil Rights film In the Heat of the Night when viewed fifty years later appears unsubtle. It has sledgehammer scenes triple underlining the insanity of racism and the general third world nature of the Deep South. There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adam Kay~ This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

Expectations are heightened when secret and diaries are juxtaposed. Samuel Pepys partially wrote his in code and James Boswell’s revelations were fiercely guarded for very good reasons. Neither of those diaries were published during their lifetimes so they really were … Continue reading

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Film Review~ Bonnie and Clyde (Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty)

Bonnie and Clyde is a love story. Bonnie is trapped in a dead end job, in dead end town, in a grim part of Texas, in the 1930s Great Depression. A very self-aware beautiful woman yearning for something better, where … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joseph Knox~ Sirens

Sirens is a debut novel and is a compelling read. Detective Constable Aidan Waits works undercover in Manchester (Manchester noir?). Naturally the people he’s infiltrating are deeply suspicious, prone to breath-taking violence, and occupied with a wide repertoire of evil-doing. … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan on the Beatles

When Paul McCartney played an acetate of “Tomorrow Never Knows” for Bob Dylan, Dylan’s response was “Oh, I get it. You don’t want to be cute anymore.” http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2017/05/dreaming-the-beatles.html Chris

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Jay Rayner Reviews Tapas 37

“Personally, I can’t help but fantasise about how much better a day it would have been for all involved, had the fire alarm been real…I wouldn’t wish a fire on anybody’s business. But at least if we’d been evacuated by … Continue reading

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