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Salt
Salt
DVD ~ Angelina Jolie
Prix : EUR 5,35

2 internautes sur 9 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
5.0 étoiles sur 5 GREAT ACTRESS, 27 octobre 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Salt (DVD)
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
GREAT ACTRESS, October 23, 2010

This review is from: Salt (Theatrical Edition) (DVD)
1 Academy Award
2 Screen Actors Guild Awards
3 Golden Globe Awards

I just had to see this movie as I have been thoroughly impressed by Angelina Jolie and her humanitarian work around the world. Action movies are not my thing but I wanted to support her work. As Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; she gives a large part of her earnings to causes in the East, African nations and even in the Caribbean as she did for Haiti. She is concerned for the impoverished and needy children and as they benefit from her work, I wanted to be a part of that giving by paying to see her act.
May she continue to set this great example to other movie makers and celebrities worldwide.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (Haze 23-10-10


Caribbean Cookbook
Caribbean Cookbook
par Rita G. Springer
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 10,22

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A BLESSING INDEED,, 19 septembre 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Caribbean Cookbook (Broché)
This cookbook is a great blessing for the newly wed, the bachelor, the chef who wants to expand on his expertise, the novice and for those who entertain regularly. It is also for The Gourmet internationally; who wants to see how Caribbean is prepared and taste w2ithout being here in the Caribbean. This book is enriched with recipes from Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, and the rest of our Caribbean nation.

Rita Springer is very expressive in her directions; if you just take your time and follow her guidelines slowly, you will gain confidence in your kitchen; and believe me all of us need this from time to time. We cannot cook every dish perfectly; we are good at some, and others of us are prepared to eat out in a restaurant particularly on weekends. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that but imagine when you are having a dinner at your home and you want to surprise your guests, you can pick the hints from the settings in the restaurant, and Caribbean Cooking well do the rest.

Check carefully the photos in this issue. They are to die for. This book comes highly recommended.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar ( Haze 19th September 2010)


Unfinished Desires: A Novel
Unfinished Desires: A Novel
par Gail Godwin
Edition : Relié
Prix : EUR 20,69

5.0 étoiles sur 5 STIMULATING, 22 août 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Unfinished Desires: A Novel (Relié)
"Mother Mallory was vexed by the clumsiness that had come over her even as she descended the stairs of the train, taking caution with her long skirts when a nun wearing aviator sunglasses shot forward to claim her. Mother Ravenel was vigorous and handsome with a high coloured face and fine white teeth."

Gail Godwin's books are so wonderfully written and especially this one would make a great gift for any occasion. Stimulating and wrapped in mystery and wonder, the characters are so wonderfully and genuinely produced; like people we have already met. This book brings out the compassion in our hearts and causes us to empathize with these wonderful people. Well written, it held my attention until the last page and not to add any spoilers, I write highly recommending this great book. Hope there will be lots more to come.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Neghadar (Sugar-Cane- August 21st, 2010)


Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye
par Margaret Atwood
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 11,39

4.0 étoiles sur 5 SAD, 22 août 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Cat's Eye (Broché)
"If I were to see Cordelia again, what would I tell her about myself? The truth, or whatever would make me look good."

This novel started off at a fast pace and kept me glued to the pages. Elaine is the victim of the bullying of a group of three girls who are considered her friends. Although they are supposed to be friends they make Elaine a scapegoat for everthing that happens in the three girls' lives. She is obedient to their punishment, becasue she thinks she really deserves it. But suddenly one day that all changes and we are brought into the the future lives of these young women. Not a bad book but very detailed, and towards the end I was gettinga little weary of it.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (Sugar-Cane- August 21st, 2010)


You Raise Me Up (Radio Edit)
You Raise Me Up (Radio Edit)

5.0 étoiles sur 5 PASSIONATE SINGING, WONDERFUL VOICE!!!,, 18 avril 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : You Raise Me Up (Radio Edit) (Téléchargement MP3)
Here is a young man with a big voice. Anyone hearing him without seeing him on his album would think they were listening to a grown man. His voice is deep and soulful, full of passion and ultra-rich, as he sings his heart out in the four languages of English, Spanish, Italian and French.
My favourite is of course You Raise Me Up sung in English, and I can hear it over and again and again it only makes the tune better, and of course Oceano sung in French.
What remarkable talent!!! What a remarkable voice!!! I love it.
Heather Marshall Negahdar (Sugar-Cane 16-04-2010)


Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack
Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack
par Austin Clarke
Edition : Broché

4.0 étoiles sur 5 A NOSTALGIC CLASSIC..... NOBODY DOES IT BETTER, 24 mars 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack (Broché)
"When I got to the end of St. Matthias Gap, I would stand for a while and watch the drug store. The large bottles of glass that contained 'sweets' medicines and pills of all sorts of toughness and strength and sweetness."

Nobody does it better than Mr. Austin 'Tom' Clarke. Nobody can
take us back into those long ago times with literature so touching, so real, so magical, so painful, so peaceful and picturesque, and yet so lovely.

For Austin 'Tom' Clarke is a man for all seasons and beneath his humour and fun-poking there is a depth and intensity that makes his story so very arresting and captivating. I must say this book stimulated my mind to such an extent that it was not always easy to put it down just for a few moments. Giving an autobiographical account of his life as a youngster, we venture with him into his life at Combermere and how the school system worked at the time. Latin was a favourite with Clarke and his friends but unfortunately not having the money for the text books the information had to be handwritten from the textbooks of one of the privileged boys. Even for Scripture lessons when one would have thought that there would have been so many Bibles in the island, some guys had to write out Acts Of the Apostles in long hand. It was during wartime and things were terribly scarce and jobs hard to come by. Most of the people in the village worked for the Whites doing domestic work or at the Marine hotel in the same capacity. So it was the norm to emulate everything English.....studying English history, society and manners. After all the country was under Colonial control and Barbadians would have it no other way. They knew no other way.

Mr. Clarke doesn't fail to humour us as he recounts his days in the St. Michael's Cathedral or throw us into a fit of nostalgia as he reminisces of the Brilliantine shining on his hair the first day at Combermere......so real you can actually feel the broiling hot sun and smell the sweet hairdressing grease running down his youthful neck.

One of the things I loved about Austin Clarke's book came towards the end. He describes in detail his many walks on sunny afternoons along Hastings main road when the sun scorched the bottom of his feet leaving tar marks on the surface. He describes how quiet the area was in those days, with hardly anyone walking the streets or any vehicular traffic. He would always walk slowly as he approached the drug store for that was one of his favourite places where he stood outside and surveyed the place, looking at the sweets on display and inhaling the various potent medicines and of course the Lysol. The ever-faithful Lysol would always be wafting in the atmosphere; then as you extended your eyes towards the back of the store, there would be the druggist in white, and through the open window, the sea gleamed in the background. Clarke embraced a kind of peace in these surroundings.....a peace real tangible to my mind.

I would encourage all literature lovers to read this book and compare those old time days to the times we're living in now. The diversity in the culture and the innocence of what it was really like living under British rule.

In fact, this is a book for everyone.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 24-03-2010)


Crow Lake
Crow Lake
par Mary Lawson
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 12,49

5.0 étoiles sur 5 MOST TOUCHING, 24 février 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Crow Lake (Broché)
"Mrs.Stanovich arrived at least twice a week, heaving her bulk from behind the steering wheel of her husband's battered truck and puffing her way up to the front door with two loaves of bread balancing on the top of a bushel basket of corn, or a leg of pork tucked under her hand and a sack of potatoes under the other."

Crow Lake was very touching for me. Kate Morrison narrates her story with the human touch, which allowed me to feel her every emotion, the joy, the relief, sadness, the good, the disappointments and otherwise.
Crow Lake is set in the terrain of northern Ontario.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Morrisons are thrown into great despair while at a tender age. Luke, Matt, Kate are at school and Bo their little sister is still a babe, ever to be found on the arm of big brother Luke.
When disaster strikes, the family feels like they have been thrown off the deep end without a lift support. But rescue comes in the help of the country folk friends who are willing to do their Christian duties in this small knit society. They make sure that they are well looked after and fed. Some even pitch in with the housework, and the mysterious Pike family offer part time jobs to the boys. The boys take the labour as it is very much needed at this time.
Kate delves into all aspects of their life, their life on the pond, the quiet moments together listening to the birds; nature was at their back and front doors and also the beach.
Towards the end of the novel, Kate shows a picture, which relates to them eighteen years later. Kate is now a Zoologist and there are some great changes in their lives as adults. It soothes and touches the heart in a bittersweet way. This is an ideal gift for a good friend, and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 24-02-10)


The Other Side of the Bridge
The Other Side of the Bridge
par Mary Lawson
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 7,44

1 internaute sur 1 a trouvé ce commentaire utile :
5.0 étoiles sur 5 VERY BEAUTIFUL,, 24 février 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : The Other Side of the Bridge (Broché)
"They sat on in silence, or almost silence; if you listened closely you could just hear a faint thrumming from thousand of wings. Beyond the dragonflies the sun was sinking slowly, casting its rays across the lake, on either side, everything as far as the eye could see was slowly dissolving into the haze. Ian thought, If I live to be a hundred years old, I will always remember this."

Mary Lawson has done it again in her second novel. Beautifully written, we are introduced into the farming community of Straun in Ontario. The characters are ordinary people but such fine people as we see in patient and long suffering good hearted Arthur Dunn, his brother Jake, handsome, devious and charming, the complete opposite of Arthur. They, having just suffered the death of their father are left with two big farms to manage. This is no easy job as the World War is on, and as Arthur has just been declared unfit for the army, he decides that he will play his part by at least growing the food that will feed them. He goes by diligently; working morning to evening, so very hard on the farm, marries the most beauteous woman in the world Laura, who bears three lovely children. They live comfortable lives but their private life is about to be interrupted as Jake returns to the farm after years of living in many varied areas of the world and with his wary ways continues where he has left off. Other people are not happy to see him especially his brother. The people who passed through the life of the Dunns, and they themselves will quietly entertain you. I highly recommend this fine work by Mary Lawson.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 24-02-10)


Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark
par Jane Fletcher Geniesse
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 12,39

1 internaute sur 1 a trouvé ce commentaire utile :
5.0 étoiles sur 5 ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATING,, 24 février 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Broché)
For as long as I could remember, Damascus had conjured all that was beautiful and alluring on the Eastern horizon. A graceful oasis page on the edge of the Syrian Desert, filled with sparkling fountains and delicate minarets, orchards of figs, pomegranates, almonds and apricots surrounded it. Damascus had enjoyed a rich history."

Freda Stark was English but was raised in Italy. Freda Stark a lonely girl who longed to explore the world was not about to just go on reading about it, but she wanted to ensure that her dreams came through and she went to accomplish this.
Coming out of a middle class family, she started early, learning exotic languages with the determination that travel will follow. She was interested in the East with its rich culture and found her way there eventually.
Termed as a mapmaker, archaeologist, travel writer and explorer, she explored the Middle East from Persia, Syria, Yemen and other Arabian countries, making friends with anyone who would talk to her and educate her more. Her love for learning and writing took her through vast experiences, which are all expounded, in this wonderful novel. Entertaining and educating, you will be delighted with this non-fictional novel that I highly recommended.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (SUGAR-CANE 24-02-10)


Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders
Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders
par Vincent Bugliosi
Edition : Broché
Prix : EUR 13,85

5.0 étoiles sur 5 INCREDIBLE!!!, 24 février 2010
Ce commentaire fait référence à cette édition : Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders (Broché)
"It was so quiet one of the killers would later say, you could almost hear the sound of ice rattling in cocktail shakers in the houses way down the canyon."

This was not an easy case for the Los Angeles detectives top solve. It was one of the biggest murder cases in American history, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. Written by Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry, there are no holds barred, as all the facts surrounding these horrific murders are laid out in the open, naked for all to see of the Tate-LaBianca murders. The lovely movie star Sharon Tate, hairdresser to the stars Jay Sebring, the well heeled Abigail Folger the Coffee heiress, Voytek Frylowski, Folger's boyfriend, and Steven Parent who was at the address at the wrong time, Leno and his wife Rosemary LaBianca.
The warped and drugged out mind of Charles Manson killers shall be with you forever, as they kill for the fun of it for no particular reason. This well written novel will keep you engaged and it will be very hard to tear yourself away from it once you have begun.
This novel comes highly recommended.
Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (Sugar-Cane 24-03-2010)


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