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Marie H

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    Shropshire, UK.
  • Current Book
    Landscape in Sunlight by Elizabeth Fair
  1. Book Chain

    Cheer Up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate - Susan Calman
  2. What song are you listening to... right NOW?

    Kiss Me by Tin Tin (1982 12” Remix by Francois Kervorkian), not the ghastly one that got into the U.K. charts.
  3. A to Z Game

    Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance
  4. Currently Reading

    To Your Eternity #1 by Yoshitoki Oima. Beautiful with starkness in plot and illustrations.
  5. Book Chain

    Harry Potter and the half blood prince - J K Rowling
  6. Song Chain

    Up the hill and down the slope - The Loft
  7. A to Z Game

    Turning Japanese - The Vapors
  8. Book Chain

    Half of the Human Race - Anthony Quinn
  9. I watched the first episode of ITV Vanity Fair on Sunday, and though I’ve never read the book or see any adaptations, but Becky’s character annoyed me so much that I haven’t watched any more episodes. Becky seemed to be a modern characterisation, but everyone else was of it’s original time; it just seem to jarred horribly, for me.
  10. Book Chain

    Breaking glass - Susan Hill
  11. Song Chain

    A kind of magic - Queen
  12. Rest in Peace

    Jacqueline Kay Pearce, actor, born 20 December 1943; died 3 September 2018. R.I.P. She was a terrific villain as Servalan in Blake’s 7. And Servalan was the best dressed villain in the Universe!!
  13. The Dead - Discussion Proper

    I’ve finished reading The Dead, and I found this one left me...unimpressed. The description of most of the evening was okay, but just okay - Gabriel’s self-consciousness in almost everything he did was great, but that he was also pompous about everything as well didn’t seem to gel. The tipsy relative was a damp squib...and pretty much everything of the evening... but the revelation in the last paragraphs from Gretta just seemed unnatural and just too passionate (in the character of Gretta) and far too over-dramatic for the plot. T. S. Eliot called it “one of greatest short stories ever written” - What rot!! I found the short story as bit dull.
  14. Thanks for that, as I did feel disappointed by the film. I’ve started read the book, and it is better to read, and the plot is more detailed, just in the first chapter.