« A Quaint Christmas | Main | Books Of The Year: Number 3 »

December 16, 2009

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341d299153ef0120a75576d8970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Advent Calendar: December 16th:

Comments

Am I the only other person who has read `Saul and Patsy'? Same edition too. I love this book and have recommended it on other book blogs and to many friends. One of the finest novels I've read for describing what happens to your life when you first have children. It's also very funny and perceptive about being a teacher of slightly creepy adolescents.
Recently I re - read the end. I'm not someone who likes surreal touches in their novels but I find the ending quite wonderful wise and reassuring.

The comments to this entry are closed.

Currently Reading

Dipping Into

Books Read: 2015

Twittering

Kindle Sampled

Now Playing

New Arrivals

My Books

Quick Flicks

Big Mouth at the Movies

  • : Gone Girl

    Gone Girl
    Pretty good, I thought, but not amazing. I had already read the book so perhaps the lack of surprise hindered things a bit. (***)

  • : The Lunchbox

    The Lunchbox
    An absolute delight. Beautifully acted. Loved this. (****)

  • : Atomised

    Atomised
    So much better than the book. (****)

  • : 20,000 Days on Earth

    20,000 Days on Earth
    Watched this for a second time. Just as good. (****)

  • : The Illusionist

    The Illusionist
    This one had passed me by but I am glad I caught it. (****)

  • : La Grande Illusion

    La Grande Illusion
    I did enjoy this but one of the greatest films of all time? I think not. (***)

  • : The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    Watched this again. Still amazing. (*****)

  • : What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    What's Eating Gilbert Grape
    Watched this for the first time in ages. Still pretty good. Leo is excellent in it. His best performance? Perhaps. (****)

  • : Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
    Long story but I watched this weird and very dark festive movie a month after Christmas and I loved it. (****)

  • : Diva

    Diva
    Been meaning to watch this ever since I saw Betty Blue back in the 80s but only just got round to it. I feared it would be all style over substance but it actually turned out to be a pretty good crime thriller. (****)

  • : Brothers

    Brothers
    Subtle and brilliantly acted. Liked it a lot more than I expected to. (****)

  • : Whiplash

    Whiplash
    An OK movie elevated above the norm by two excellent performances. (***)

  • : Timecrimes

    Timecrimes
    Great bit of timey-wimey nonsense. Liked it a lot. (****)

  • : More Than Honey

    More Than Honey
    Interesting documentary about bees. Didn't blow me away but kept me watching. (***)

  • : Happy-Go-Lucky

    Happy-Go-Lucky
    I thought this was going to irritate me but I ended up being quite charmed by it. (****)

  • : Our Day Will Come

    Our Day Will Come
    Bonkers road movie in which Vincent Cassel goes off on one in revenge for discrimination against redheads. Or something. (**)

  • : La Strada

    La Strada
    Supposedly Fellini's first masterpiece but it was painted with too broad brushstrokes to work its charm on me. The off-putting dubbed dialogue and sound effects didn't help either. (**)

  • : Birdman

    Birdman
    Inspired, ambitious, bonkers. (****)

  • : Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds
    Only just got round to watching this. It is ridiculous but lots of fun. Also, an amazing about of subtitled dialogue for a major American film. (****)

  • : Le Mepris

    Le Mepris
    Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli and Fritz Lang star in a beautifully shot but terribly pretentious movie. Palance is awful throughout. (**)

Statcounter