Reviews by aunal
LOL!
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It seems that every current actor is in this movie! Ralph Fiennes is excellent as the concierge... Wonderful dialogue, and many LOL moments.
not worth reading
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I'm in complete agreement with sabivy's review. Cornwell's first books were fascinating, and hard to put down. After a certain point (the Jack the Ripper book, I think) she decided, for some reason, to make her characters totally unsympathetic; Marino developed into a macho jerk with an unhealthy fixation on Scarpetta, Lucy has turned inhuman, and Scarpetta herself goes on and on and on with her repetitious ruminations, descriptions and speculations... I had not been able to finish her last several books, so I pressed on to finish this one. What a waste of time! The unconvincingly linked double plots come to unconvincing resolutions in the penultimate chapter, and the only motivation is provided through Benton's profiling. Really?
Fun reading
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All Dibdin's Aurelio Zen mysteries are entertaining
enjoyable and informative
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As usual, Jon Ronson writes a very enjoyable report. Of course, we've all read about the past horrors in the name of psychology/psychiatry; lobotomies, electroshock "treatments", the Oak Ridge experiment. In this book, written almost as a diary, Ronson ultimately focuses on psychopathy; definitions, "treatments", in particular how to recognize a psychopath, hence the title. I found myself applying the 20 question psychopath test to myself, and was greatly relieved when an expert was quoted as saying that if you wonder if you are a psychopath, you are certainly not one.
However, I am now totally convinced that any politician must be.
same old...
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Fun to read, as all Plum novels are, but predictable... Of course, Stephanie has her usual Morelli/Ranger dilemma, Lula attacks anyone calling her fat, and Plum blows up another car... I can't tell them apart! After 17 novels, I would like to see some development of the characters...