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November 05, 2010

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Woo! Peckham! Up the South East London! And other tribal cheerings. I'm very much looking forward to DJ Connell. I picked up Julian Corkle from one of the free boxes at a Book Swap earlier this year and read it on my travels, not expecting a whole lot. It ended up being my favourite of them all (and I took Girl with a Dragon Tattoo with me). You know when you read something and it fills you with glee? That. Even when it gets a bit darker it's still a lot of fun, the kind of fun that makes you think the author will be fun. I hope he likes parkin.

He is a she.

That's what happens when you leave a book on another continent. That makes me love the book even more; I was convinced the author was a guy, the book gets into the teenage boy headspace so well. At least, I thought so. You'll see.

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    Ian Holding: Unfeeling
    Unforgettable novel told from the point of view of the son of a white Zimbabwean farmer whose land is reclaimed by an armed mob. I thought it was an oustanding debut and am surprised the author didn't go on to bigger and better things.

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    Guardians of the Galaxy
    Good fun, I thought. Not the best film in the world but a cut above the usual superhero stuff. (****)

  • : The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

    The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya
    Unlike any animation I have seen. Quite stunning. (****)

  • : The Killer Inside Me

    The Killer Inside Me
    Odd movie. Doesn't really work. (***)

  • : 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. (****)

  • : 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. (**)

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    Labor Day
    Was this a box office flop? I think it might have been. Shame, it was very good. (****)

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