Media Review – Loving Vincent

Loving_VincentThe most breathtakingly beautiful detective story you will ever watch. This almost- biography of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh is animated with 65,000 oil paintings! More than 100 painters in 20 countries brought it to life, and there’s genuinely nothing like it. If you have even the faintest interest in film, art, or animation, or love a good ol’ ‘whodunnit?’, Loving Vincent is unmissable. Grab the blu-ray edition for an exceptionally stunning viewing experience.

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This film is also on Kanopy, our free streaming app!

Author Review – Nicholas Sparks

2018-nicholas-sparksNicholas Charles Sparks is an American romance novelist and screenwriter. He has published more than twenty novels and two non-fiction books. He is a master of poignant love stories. In his novels there’s no great love without some loss and his characters frequently are faced with a difficult challenge before proving they’re worthy of love. In his novels, you can feel, touch and experience the beauty of true love. Eleven of his romantic novels has been adapted to films.

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Book Review – Redemption Point

9780143793366By Candice Fox

If you haven’t read the first in this series (Crimson Lake) do yourself a favour and listen to the audio book narrated by Euan Morton. That got me hooked , and now I can’t get enough of Ted Conkaffey, who isn’t the bad guy everyone thinks he is & the just plain crazy Amanda Pharrel.

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Book Review – Cinder

220px-Cinder_(Official_Book_Cover)_by_Marissa_MeyerBy Marissa Meyer

When I first picked up Cinder I was very cautious thinking it was going to be another retelling. I was so taken aback about how much I enjoyed it and how enthralled I was in the story by the end of it. I was worried given that Meyer aimed to incorporate sci-fi with a classic fairytale but she accomplished this in a way that was fun and fresh to read.

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Book Review – The Black God’s Drums

38118138By P. Djeli Clark

Set in an alternate history 1884 New Orleans, Creeper is a street urchin who witnesses a clandestine meeting between some shady characters and decides she can use the information she witnessed to bribe her way on to an airship’s crew. However she ends up working to prevent an apocalypse with the help of some African deities. There is goddesses, mystical artefacts, airships, Haitian scientists, and a pair of bad-ass nuns. Although there is only a touch over 100 pages, the author manages to pack in a heap of world building that makes me really hope we see more soon!