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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-26 06:33
Subject: Happy Birthday
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Many happy returns to the admiraladmirable slovobooks.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-26 07:13
Subject: #186 Jim Butcher : Death Masks (Dresden Files #5)
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Jim Butcher : Death Masks (Dresden Files #5)

Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Orbit (3 Nov 2005)
ISBN-10: 184149402X
ISBN-13: 978-1841494029
Category(ies): Fantasy

The reviewCollapse ) The series rolls on.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-26 07:27
Subject: #187 Joe Haldeman: A Separate War and Other Stories
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Joe Haldeman: A Separate War and Other Stories

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ace Books; Reprint edition (31 Jul 2007)
ISBN-10: 0441015174
ISBN-13: 978-0441015177
Category(ies): SF

The reviewCollapse ) Not one stinker in the set.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-26 07:47
Subject: #188 Cory Doctorow: Eastern Standard Tribe
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Cory Doctorow: Eastern Standard Tribe

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Tor Books; 1st edition (Mar 2004)
ISBN-10: 0765307596
ISBN-13: 978-0765307590
Category(ies): SF

The reviewCollapse ) The first book I feel needs a BBE date.
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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-10-26 07:56
Subject: The Dark is Rising
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Oh! Oh, dearie me!

What did they do to this film? It's a 'collect six plot tokens and save the world' story, but the pacing is entirely wrong. The first plot coupon doesn't turn up for ages, and then they rattle through the rest at high speed, with no particular attention to their actual symbolic importance. Christopher Ecclestone, who is obviously auditioning to be the new Rutger Hauer, does some good work, but also has some rubbish portentous dialogue to utter. Ian McShane is paying his mortgage. And the rest are pretty forgettable, to be honest. Shoehorning American characters into it turns the story into a mess.

Avoid. Avoid especially if you liked the books.
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