Thursday, 20 September 2018

Book Review: The Skylark's Song by J.M. Frey

Title: The Skylark's Song
Author: J.M. Frey
Publisher:
REUTS Publications

Publication Date: 4 September 2018
Pages:
239
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre:
Fantasy/Steampunk
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Book Review: Three Men on Their Bikes by Richard Mapes (Contemporary)

Title: Three Men on Their Bikes
Author: Richard Mapes
Publisher:
Thistle Publishing

Publication Date: 20 September 2018
Pages:
232
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Contemporary
Source:
Review Copy from Publisher

 

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Book Review: The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being by Olga Slavnikova (Literary Fiction)

Title: The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being
Author: Olga Slavnikova
Publisher:
Columbia University Press

Publication Date: 29 January 2019
Pages:
236
Format:
eBook - PDF
Genre:
Literary Fiction
Source:
ARC via NetGalley

 


Film Review: Beast

Beast
18 September 2018
107 mins
R 
Michael Pearce (Director) 
Johnny Flynn, Jessie Buckley
Drama/Mystery/Crime

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. (IMDB Synopsis)

Beast is a compelling drama that captivated me from start to finish. Jessie Buckley delivers an electrifying performance as Moll, and overall the film had amazing atmosphere, enhanced by interesting camera work and a wonderful soundscape. I don't want to include any spoilers, but I can say that the ending took me by surprise; I hadn't expected things to go down that way. This is definitely a film that I could watch again. It offered an interesting look at the human psyche and the notions of justice and revenge.