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Archive | Reviews

The Gates

From the pen of Irish crime thriller writer John Connolly comes ‘The Gates’, a book billed as “A strange novel for strange young people” – and the subtitle tell us just why this delightful story is “strange”: ‘Of Hell Are About To Open.  Mind The Gap.’ ‘The Gates’ is, I understand, a slight departure from […]

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The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth, written by Nicole Eastman, Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith; and directed by Robert Luketic (21, Monster in Law and Legally Blonde) is a delightful romantic comedy that takes the battle of the sexes to a whole new level. Enter Abby Richter (Katherine Heigl), a hopeless romantic in search of Mr. Perfect, […]

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Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa

Justin Bonello is the host of Cooked – the popular cooking adventure show, broadcast by BBC Lifestyle on DSTV. Justin comes across as a seriously down-to-earth kind of guy who loves to cook outdoors, for friends, using the best produce this country can offer. And he is proudly South African – I think this is one of […]

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Ocean Eyes by Owl City

My first introduction to Owl City was hearing ‘Fireflies’, the fourth single off their third album Ocean Eyes, on the radio and, I’ll be honest, I didn’t have very nice things to say about it. I thought that Adam Young, the man singing about ‘planet Earth turning slowly’, needed to lock homself in his bedroom, find […]

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The Very Best of Enya

Eithne Ni Bhraonain, known to millions of people around the world as ‘Enya’, is one of the most recognisable artists in the music industry. Her distinctive, lush, layered vocals and classically-inspired pop is a unique sound, a sound that Works. After a career spanning twenty three years and sales of over 70 million albums, Enya […]

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Up

Up, written and directed by Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, is a fun animated comedy about a retired balloon salesman that gets to go on the adventure of a lifetime. As the movie starts, we meet a young Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), who would one day like to be an explorer, with the dream to […]

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Star Trek 2009

You’d think that after five television series, a total of 28 seasons and 704 episodes; 22 animated episodes, ten movies, thirty computer games and more that a thousand books and ebooks there can be very little added to a franchise as popular and well explored as Star Trek. J.J. Abrahams proved us wrong. He boldly went […]

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Final Fantasy XIII

  Final Fantasy XIII (FFXIII) is an amazing game, a technical marvel signifying a new era in the Final Fantasy franchise. The game consists of classic a Final Fantasy storyline and well rounded characters and I was blown away by the stunning visuals and the fast paced action that seamlessly flowed from cut scenes to gameplay and back. […]

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61 Hours by Lee Child

Mass market thrillers… I love ’em! And you can’t get any better than Jack Reacher saving the world… and in just about every single Lee Child novel Jack Reacher does exactly that – while drinking a lot of coffee… If you haven’t read a Lee Child novel – where on Earth have you been? 61 Hours is […]

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A Million Miles from Normal by Paige Nick

Paige Nick’s A Million Miles from Normal is a page-turner, a must read from one of South Africa’s hottest new authors. With a quirky, eye catching jacket and a plot filled with wit and humour and flavoured with a dash of drama, the book enthrals you from start to finish. Rachel Marcus has just landed in New […]

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