Jen The Walk [DVD] – The Walk is based on an exciting true story but there are a few issues that disturbed me. The main actor, for example, is trying to pull off being French and almost succeeds. I have to hand it to him; he must have worked on his accent very hard. I mean, I’ve been in this country for almost nine years and I cannot pull the Australian accent. However, I have to ask: why not just hire a French actor to do the job? Because it is Hollywood, you will tell me and famous people...Read More
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More book and DVD reviews by library staff. You want to read a new book, listen to some tunes or watch a movie but you’re not sure what to choose? Our collection is too diverse? Trust the Cockburn Libraries team to help you decide.Read More
The latest fix of the eclectic tastes, incisive opinions, and trustworthy reviews from your hard-working, hard-playing Cockburn Libraries staff. Michaela These things happen / Greg Fleet – This comedian’s biography is a funny and open account of his thirty year heroin addiction. His writing style is honest and he takes full responsibility for his (often awful) behaviour. I found this book hilarious, sad and hopeful. Jessica Babies Don’t Suck / Aaron Blabey – An adult alphabet books for expectant first time dads with the humour you expect from Aaron Blabey though a little more grown up. I found this book rather funny...Read More
Welcome to the fifth installment of “short & sweet reviews” by Cockburn Libraries staff. Beth Career of evil / Robert Galbraith The silkworm, Robert Galbraith’s (or JK Rowling, depending on the genre) second crime fiction publication, was another gripping read in the Cormoran Strike series. With the latest instalment, Career of evil, having been released just last week, is your name on the waiting list yet? I’m looking forward to reading more about Robin and Cormoran, so much so that I might not wait for the audiobook version and will end up reading when I should be sleeping… oh...Read More
Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg I’ve finally gotten around to reading ‘Texts from Jane Eyre’ by Mallory Ortberg. It’s a hilarious gem of a book, despite the odd-sounding concept: Ortberg writes her offbeat, literary humour daily on her fantastic website The Toast, so if you want a sample, check her out there. This book would be perfect for anyone studying English Lit who needs some time out from their serious study to laugh at their favourite characters, and at themselves. – Leah The boy who grew flowers, written by Jennifer Wojtowicz ; illustrated by Steve Adams. There...Read More
Melody Just one damned thing after another by Jodi Taylor: LOL! No really. This book actually makes you Laugh Out Loud! If you love brilliant English wit and sarcasm, throw in a load of sci-fi, time travel and history, a bit of mystery and action and just a hint of romance: This is the book for you. (and the next one is even funnier..:-) Michaela Damned : life is short, death is forever / Chuck Palahniuk: “Are you there, Satan? It’s me, Madison.” This is not Judy Blume… typical Palahniuk twistedness (although not quite as warped as Beautiful You, another...Read More
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