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review 2017-11-20 07:10
The Handyman by Bentley Little
The Handyman - Bentley Little

Typical Bentley. He has a knack for taking a seemingly innocent type of character and turning him into something that gives you the chills and leaves you feeling uneasy. In this case a run of the mill handyman who not only does shoddy work, but throw in some Vietnamese voodoo witchcraft, and you have a handyman from hell.

 

 

This one was creepy as heck, but fun read. Recommended for horror fans.

 

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review 2017-11-13 20:54
A Farewell to My Arms by Alan Spencer
A Farewell to My Arms - Alan Spencer,Kristopher Rufty

<!-- [if lte IE 9]> <![endif]--><!-- [if lt IE 9]> <![endif]--><!-- [if lt IE 8]> <![endif]--><!-- [if gte IE 8]><!--><!--<![endif]-->This one reminded me somewhat of the movie called "The Cabin in the Woods". If you've seen the movie, you'll know what I mean. This one has a bit more gore to it and some of the weirdest monsters I've ever read.

 

 

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review 2017-11-11 10:27
Sexual Proclivities: "The Politicians and I: what I couldn't (or didn't want) to write until today" by José António Saraiva
Eu e os Políticos (Portuguese Edition) - José António Saraiva

 

Is it possible for a journalist (or an author “who was once a journalist”) to cross the line? When someone gave me this book I wasn’t sure I’d read it. I’m not really into the gossipy side of politics. But because I was on a boat cruise on route to the Greek Islands everything sort of made sense...

 

António José Saraiva makes quite clear what’s wrong with this kind of book; a book of this kind chooses a bunch of people who didn't consent to be a subject, rather than the ones who did. If Miguel Portas were alive this kind of privacy violation would probably be traumatic and maybe involve legal action. He's dead, yes but ..is it not still better that Saraiva should just have found a consenting subject? (For my foreign readers, Saraiva claims Miguel Portas said to him that Paulo Portas, his brother, was/is gay).

 

I mean; are you interesting? Are you flawed? Is it ok for a book to talk about things you wished to remain private, and said in a private conversation, to be made available to audiences without your consent? If you are dead, is it OK then, and if you say yes, does it matter how it will affect other still living people who knew you and if you still say yes - should journalists assume its OK for all subjects just because some subjects would be OK with it? Audiences might not care about any of this, but how to get the story without doing anything defamatory or breaching privacy for the subject is what journalists question all the time. I do think it is a more complex issue than that when we are still dealing with the all-pervasive structures of the closet. Individual agency is not always what is keeping something secret in such structures. And I really don't think that one is right that people would have been shouting louder about journalistic ethics if the subject were a straight man.

 

 

If you're into gossipy politics, read on.

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text 2017-11-04 16:20
Was lange währt wird endlich gut.
Die Königin der Schatten: Roman (German Edition) - Kathrin Wolf,Erika Johansen

Es hat ja etwas gedauert bis ich mal wieder zum lesen gekommen bin. 

Dafür habe ich mir aber anscheinend das richtige Buch ausgesucht, es ließt sich flüssig durch und ist auch dauerhaft spannend. Da man als Leser auch nicht viel mehr erfährt als die unwissende Hauptfigur auch. 

Doch leider hat man am Ende das Gefühl" Wie und das war es jetzt schon?", nicht das schlechteste Gefühl aber schon ärgerlich, dass das Buch schon aufhört. 

Auch habe ich das Gefühl, dass die Autorin zwischendurch mit der Magie einen etwas billigen Ausweg aus schwierigen Situationen gewählt hat. 

Insgesamt würde ich aber auch ein zweites Buch zu der Königin von Tearling lesen.

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review 2017-11-03 18:04
When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition) - A. A. Milne  
When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition) - A. A. Milne

I'm not sure what it says about me that I don't really like any poetry written in the last fifty years. But it is no doubt some kind of meaningful that I have always loved Milne.

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Now I read it and think about a soldier coming back from WWI and choosing to immerse himself in domestic life, writing about and for children, and I feel tremendous pity for all those poor bastards, both the ones who made it back and the ones who didn't. I'm totally down with writing poetry and imagining the real lives of stuffed animals, and really looking very closely at a child too young to go to school. Everyone always says to parents "those years fly by so fast" which is true, but not helpful. It doesn't actually clear your life of any of the other things you have to do so that you can really soak in it. It doesn't give you a minute more of sleep in those years when you are chronically deprived. It certainly doesn't buy you an hour out of work to do something pleasant with a child. You go, Milne. I'm sorry that your use of his name and likeness wrecked Christopher Robin's life, but what are you going to do? Everyone's life sucks somehow. At least something good came of it. That's enough.

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