Thursday, 25 April 2013

April Review Roundup

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This month's book reviews...

Battle Royale, Koushun Takami (1999) - click here for review
Popular but controversial, Battle Royale has been labelled the 'original survival game' and tells the story of the demise of third year class B as they participate in The Program, a cruel experiment where they are forced by the Japanese government to turn on eachother and fight until the death.

Club Monstrosity, Jesse Petersen (2013) - click here for review
A book for geeks everywhere, Club Monstrosity stars some of the world's most well-known literary monsters. The story begins with the monsters attending a regular support group together to help them cope with their secret, but things quickly take a turn for the worst when one of them is found dead. Interestingly the murder replicates the death of the character in the novel he originated from and soon the group realise someone is out to get them.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Jeff Lindsay (2004) - click here for review
The popular television show Dexter is loosely based on the original series of crime novels by Jeff Lindsay with Darkly Dreaming Dexter being the first in the series. It tells the story of Dexter, blood spatter analyst for the Miami police department by day and serial killer by night, but what sets him apart is that he's only out to kill the bad guys.

Black Feathers, Joseph D'Lacey (2013) - click here for review
The first book in a new dystopian/fantasy series which chronicles the journeys of two children, Megan and Gordon, who despite living in different time periods are connected by their search for the mysterious Crowman.

This month's film & TV reviews...

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, dir. Stephen Chbosky (2012) - click here for review
Movie adaptation of the popular 90's novel by Stephen Chbosky which tells the story of teenage wallflower Charlie as he navigates his way through high school and growing up. The film stars Logan Lerman as Charlie with support from Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Nina Dobrev and Harry Potter actress Emma Watson.

Drop Dead Diva, Seasons 1-4 (2009-2012) - click her for review 
A light-hearted law dramedy from Lifetime with a supernatural twist - our main character is really the soul of an aspiring model trapped in the body of a lawyer!

What have you been reading & watching in April?
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