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Forum: Book Reviews 14th Feb 2015, 17:02
Replies: 14
Views: 4,513
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Daphne du Maurier

I've just read The Scapegoat, which I think is my favourite Du Maurier so far. The protagonist, John is an academic whose field is French history, and we are introduced to him in France, yearning to...
Forum: General Chat 14th Feb 2015, 16:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,924
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Recent Purchases 2015

A new laptop! Well, a rebuilt second-hand one. But it's a Sony Vaio, and has a lovely clicky keyboard (look, I'm funny like that, ok?) it's going to make posting on the Palimp a whole lot easier than...
Forum: Other Reviews 1st Feb 2015, 10:03
Replies: 1,675
Views: 150,426
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Decent Telly

Are the Palimpeeps watching the Wolf Hall adaptation on BBC 2 with Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis? The first episode was remarkable in its spareness; and felt like a studious attempt to avoid the...
Forum: Film Reviews 31st Dec 2014, 14:38
Replies: 10
Views: 3,744
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Filmlist 2015

1. Paddington **000
Forum: Book Reviews 31st Dec 2014, 14:36
Replies: 18
Views: 7,218
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Palimplists 2015

12. Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín (current)
11. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent ***00
10. The Manticore by Robertson Davies ****0
9. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs ***00
8. Midnight in the Garden of...
Forum: Other Reviews 30th Nov 2014, 14:42
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 8

Previously on The Apprentice: Team Summit came up with a soft drink called ‘Big Dog’ which beat Team Tenacity’s effort, mainly because theirs was the Piers Morgan of soft...
Forum: Other Reviews 30th Nov 2014, 14:35
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episodes 6 & 7

I have apologies to make. I have allowed life and stress and stuff to get in the way of summarising Apprentice episodes.

Rather than spend an entire day of my life...
Forum: Other Reviews 9th Nov 2014, 17:32
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 5

Ah, the rumpty-tumptiness heralds the beginning of another hour of naked narcissism and ambition dressed up in shiny suits for our televisual entertainment.

The Sugarlord...
Forum: Other Reviews 2nd Nov 2014, 15:18
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 4

Here we are again. A gaggle of identical-seeming, glossily plumaged creatures honks and flaps its way across the screen. Oops, sorry, seems I’m still watching Autumnwatch....
Forum: All About Palimpsest 1st Nov 2014, 10:15
Replies: 447
Views: 49,483
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Issues and Problems

Nice work both, in tidying that up, sounds like it would have been a right royal nuisance. Palimpsest has been, and remains, one of my favourite places in the real or virtual world.
Forum: All About Palimpsest 26th Oct 2014, 1:37
Replies: 447
Views: 49,483
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Issues and Problems

Can we do something about dksfh89OB or whatever his name is?
Forum: Book Reviews 26th Oct 2014, 1:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Rubbernecker: Belinda Bauer

I really enjoyed Rubbernecker, if I'm honest at least partly because it's set somewhere I'm familiar with, and it gives a little extra frisson to imagine a protagonist jumping over a wall in a...
Forum: Other Reviews 25th Oct 2014, 17:47
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 3

Ah me, we go from a trail for the new David Attenborough series, the in-all-likelihood-magnificent Life Story, to the voice of the Sugarlord snarling ‘Ahm lookin’ fer big...
Forum: General Chat 19th Oct 2014, 19:25
Replies: 1,121
Views: 73,860
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Happy Birthday to...

Happy birthday, gil!
Forum: Other Reviews 19th Oct 2014, 18:04
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 2

The BBC have repeated last year’s low-down dirty trick of playing episodes 1 & 2 on sequential evenings, seriously taxing my note-taking (and coincidentally, drinking) arm....
Forum: Other Reviews 19th Oct 2014, 17:57
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

Series 10, Episode 1. And So It Begins.

Unsettlingly, the Sugarlord’s voice comes through the ether as continuity announcer. Perhaps he’s considering a new line of work. I imagine him announcing...
Forum: Other Reviews 28th Sep 2014, 10:39
Replies: 948
Views: 84,649
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: The Apprentice

The "coming soon" trailers have started...
Forum: Film Reviews 24th Jul 2014, 14:08
Replies: 3
Views: 2,402
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: One Day

I see that David Nicholls has made the Booker longlist. :shock:
Forum: General Chat 19th May 2014, 17:58
Replies: 40
Views: 5,867
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

I was determined not to bookshop till Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, but I weakened on passing a branch of The Works and ended up with Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence,...
Forum: Other Reviews 26th Apr 2014, 12:49
Replies: 1,675
Views: 150,426
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Decent Telly

I have it from a generally reliable source that Hinterland, on BBC Four from Monday 28 April, should be worth a watch. Saw the trailer yesterday which seemed to back up the notion.
Forum: Top Tens 6th Apr 2014, 16:16
Replies: 107
Views: 17,502
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Top 10 TV theme tunes

... and coming back to it post the recent riches of Scandi Noir on the BBC, I think we have to now add the haunting theme to 'The Bridge', no?
Forum: Film Reviews 2nd Feb 2014, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 8,032
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Film Lists 2014

1. American Hustle ***00
2. The Ipcress File ****0
3. 12 Years a Slave *****
4. The Wolf of Wall Street ****0
5. Another Year **000 (DISCLAIMER: shows more deficiency in me than in the film)
6....
Forum: Book Reviews 2nd Feb 2014, 14:39
Replies: 22
Views: 12,876
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Palimplists 2014

1. Time Will Darken It by William Maxwell ***00
2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt ****0
3. Stoner by John Williams ****0
4. The Yard by Alex Grecian (current)
5. Rabbit Redux by John Updike...
Forum: Book Reviews 1st Nov 2013, 23:36
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Favourite Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years

I've read The New Confessions, The Trick is to Keep Breathing, The People's Act of Love and Trainspotting, and I'd rate them all. Maybe I should read a few more from the list.
Forum: General Chat 1st Nov 2013, 23:27
Replies: 107
Views: 13,471
Posted By ono no komachi
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

I just picked up 'The Goldfinch' myself. Hoping my expectations aren't too wild.
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