Month: October 2014

Monthly Review: October 2014

Monthly Review: October 2014

Books Reviewed: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes Consolamentum by Rebecca Hazell The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Raey Exorcist Road by Jonathan Janz Movies Reviewed: Capote Ben Hur Psycho Dial M For Murder Strangers on a Train Gone […]

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Review: Exorcist Road

Review: Exorcist Road

October 30, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

When one thinks of  ‘exorcist’ Reagan, split pea soup and spinning heads come to mind. William Peter Blatty taught us all we need to know about exorcisms, what is so radically new and inventive about Exorcist Road?  Casey’s exorcism is not the main focus here.  It is a game of “Guess Who” to discover the […]

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Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

Book Review: Dear Mr. Knightley

October 29, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: I liked that Dear Mr. Knighley used aspects of Jane Austen as I am always a sucker for that.  Also, while it was almost a flutter I thought the incorporation of Eunice’s time as a dragon in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was nice.  I also liked reading the story in letter […]

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The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood

October 28, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: In The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood the character The Lover is creepy.  Like Buffalo Bill creepy, taking embalming to a completely different level.  He was a perfect villain.  He has you terrified of him but not to the extent that the reader is looking over their shoulder scary.  The Killer Next Door had […]

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Gone Girl Movie Review

Gone Girl Movie Review

October 23, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: David Fincher Writers: Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Gillian Flynn (novel) Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris Release Date: October 3, 2014 With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. This was […]

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Strangers on  a Train Movie Review

Strangers on a Train Movie Review

October 22, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: Raymond Chandler (screen play), Czenzi Ormonde (screen play) Patricia Highsmith (novel) Stars: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman Release Date: June 30, 1951 A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder – a theory that he plans to […]

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Dial M For Murder Movie Review

Dial M For Murder Movie Review

October 21, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: Frederick Knott (screen play), Frederick Knott (adapted from his play) Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings Release Date: May 29, 1954 An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. I hadn’t seen Dial M for Murder in […]

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Review: Consolamentum

Review: Consolamentum

October 20, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

The first two books of The Tiger and Dove trilogy are filled with carnage, but Solomon’s Bride ends on an uplifting note.  Although I warned myself, there is still one chapter left in Sofia’s story she can’t have her fairy tale ending yet. Fond of: Tragedy does not strike the same as it did in […]

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Review: Until You’re Mine

Review: Until You’re Mine

October 17, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Initial Thoughts: To be honest when I first picked up Until You’re Mine the plot reminded me of a Lifetime movie I had seen involving a deranged nanny who desperately wanted a child.  I hate comparing books to Lifetime movies as it can quickly cheapen it.  That is never my intention.  Despite this judgement the […]

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Psycho 1960 Movie Review

Psycho 1960 Movie Review

October 14, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: Joseph Stefano (screenplay), Robert Bloch (novel) Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles Release Date: September 8, 1960 A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer’s client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother. I was thirteen […]

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