Media Review Sam

Media Review – The Curse of Oak Island

Cover image for The curse of Oak Island [DVD]. Season 1.

By Kevin Burns

I don’t usually watch documentaries but a friend recommended this series to me. Follow brothers Marty and Rick Lagina as they attempt to find treasure on Oak Island off the coast of Nova Scotia. Despite the fact that no-one has found treasure (or anything approaching it) in 200 years people are still drawn to the legend of the island and are still looking for it. Theories of what the treasure is grow larger and stranger with each subsequent season. All the usual and some of the unusual suspects are here ranging from, the rather tame, pirate treasure, the lost manuscripts of Shakespeare all the way through to treasures from the temple of Solomon. If you enjoy a good yarn with potential treasure thrown into the mix then do yourself a favour, sit back and enjoy.

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Book Review Sam

Book Review – Bridge Burning and Other Hobbies

Cover image for Bridge burning : & other hobbies / Kitty Flanagan.

By Kitty Flanagan

If, like me, you enjoy comedian Kitty Flanagan’s sense of humour give her book a go. To enjoy it even more get it as an audiobook as she reads it. It’s like one of her stand up routines in book form (that’s why I’m suggesting the audiobook). Warning – If listening to this in public you will get odd looks as you spontaneously burst out laughing.

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