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Forum: Film Reviews 12th Apr 2015, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 3,880
Posted By Beth
Re: Filmlist 2015

1. Argo *****
2. Point Break ***00'
3. Roman Holiday ****0
4. A Letter to Three Wives ****0
5. Grand Budapest Hotel *****
6. Boyhood *****
Forum: Book Reviews 21st Jan 2015, 5:05
Replies: 18
Views: 7,377
Posted By Beth
Re: Palimplists 2015

1. Moby Dick - Herman Melville ***** *****
2. Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill ***00
3. The Assistant - Bernard Malamud *****
4. On Immunity - Eula Biss *****
5. Candide - Voltaire ****0
6....
Forum: Book Reviews 28th Apr 2014, 3:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By Beth
Re: Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl

Col, have you read In The Woods by Tana French? Novella used to plump for that one, and she was good to do so. I haven't read Gone Girl either; the title and what I'm presuming to be a mystery of...
Forum: Top Tens 28th Apr 2014, 3:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,754
Posted By Beth
Re: Films, then

A thread I've not read...'til now.

Last year at the BDA in Durham, I told ono and, maybe, amner that I think The Third Man finer than Citizen Kane. It has everything, doesn't it? The mishandling...
Forum: Book Reviews 17th Apr 2014, 5:26
Replies: 331
Views: 39,395
Posted By Beth
Re: Recently Abandoned

That's S-U-G-A-R you want to remember.

Far as abandoning a book, I'm giving The Flamethrowers about 2 more nights to put me to sleep before I fling it. I can't tell if the pretentious style is...
Forum: Book Reviews 17th Apr 2014, 5:14
Replies: 15
Views: 3,545
Posted By Beth
Re: The Political Gene - Dennis Sewell

Loupgarous, I don't want to derail the thread too far, either. There are many imaginative and rigorous thinkers like Darwin, and I can't help but wonder what he might think of modern life and the...
Forum: Book Reviews 14th Apr 2014, 15:48
Replies: 331
Views: 39,395
Posted By Beth
Re: Recently Abandoned

Did you not laugh even the tiniest chuckle, lurgee? I like to think about Jane Eyre and then The Crimson Petal and The White, which feels like the whole Bronte stood on its head. But righted somehow...
Forum: Book Reviews 11th Apr 2014, 4:29
Replies: 15
Views: 3,545
Posted By Beth
Re: The Political Gene - Dennis Sewell

Are the gods of O'Rourke after you, loupgarous? Maybe the reason "no one" ever discusses the sort of tosh you describe is that the idea of limiting reproduction to only those deemed "fit" is patently...
Forum: General Chat 16th Feb 2014, 21:18
Replies: 35
Views: 5,254
Posted By Beth
Forum: Film Reviews 29th Dec 2013, 5:42
Replies: 9
Views: 8,180
Posted By Beth
Re: Film Lists 2014

1. An Unmarried Woman (1978 ) ****0 a bit dated, still wonderful
2. La Belle et la BÍte (1946) ****0
3. Blue Jasmine - *****
4. Frozen ***00
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Dec 2013, 5:39
Replies: 22
Views: 13,039
Posted By Beth
Re: Palimplists 2014

1. Wait Until Spring, Bandini - John Fante ****0
2. The Puttermesser Papers - Cynthia Ozick *****
3. To The Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf *****+
4. The Sense of an Ending - Julian Barnes ****0
5....
Forum: Book Reviews 10th Nov 2013, 16:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,859
Posted By Beth
Re: Favourite Scottish Books of the Last 50 Years

Only two, People's Act of Love and Hotel World, and I'm glad to see the list. Tried to read the Galloway but hated it.
Forum: All About Palimpsest 10th Nov 2013, 16:54
Replies: 447
Views: 50,160
Posted By Beth
Re: Issues and Problems

Yeah! The world seems suddenly a bit brighter.
Forum: General Chat 10th Nov 2013, 16:41
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

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Forum: General Chat 29th Sep 2013, 18:20
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

Thanks, David, very happy to finish The Pumpkin Eater! and begin Art of Fielding



Oh, Lucoid, "a bit flat" is so kind. The style (or lack of) this thing nearly drove me mad. Most of it reads...
Forum: General Chat 8th Sep 2013, 17:29
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

Makes it my next read, thanks Lucoid!
Forum: General Chat 19th Aug 2013, 0:49
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

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signed Dyer, from Prairie Lights Bookstore, Iowa City
Forum: Other Reviews 22nd Jul 2013, 3:40
Replies: 948
Views: 85,858
Posted By Beth
Re: The Apprentice

Bravo, ono! I can see them all shuffling out the boardroom on the way to next year.
Forum: General Chat 15th Jun 2013, 20:12
Replies: 2,160
Views: 213,368
Posted By Beth
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

Totally amazing, he knows everything!

http://en.akinator.com/
Forum: Film Reviews 10th Jun 2013, 1:52
Replies: 405
Views: 44,724
Posted By Beth
Re: Filmimplist Conversations

It's simplicity as documentary reminds me a bit of Man on Wire. A simple story, well told. And I really like the music.
Forum: Film Reviews 9th Jun 2013, 17:51
Replies: 405
Views: 44,724
Posted By Beth
Re: Filmimplist Conversations

Has anyone seen Searching for Sugar Man?
Forum: General Chat 6th Jun 2013, 16:43
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

Hiking shoes at the ready.
Forum: General Chat 30th May 2013, 16:42
Replies: 107
Views: 13,685
Posted By Beth
Re: Recent Purchases 2013

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Forum: General Chat 23rd May 2013, 16:52
Replies: 2,160
Views: 213,368
Posted By Beth
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

6379 points here. This is where I flee the pc.
Forum: Other Reviews 10th May 2013, 18:12
Replies: 948
Views: 85,858
Posted By Beth
Re: The Apprentice

Is it my imagination, or is this analysis the best thing anywhere on the web this week?
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