• Crime fiction,  Forensic

    All That Remains (Scarpetta #3) by Patricia Cornwell

    The following is a SPOILER-FREE review. All That Remains (1992) by Patricia Cornwell is the third novel in the Kay Scarpetta series. I first heard of this novels via Criminal Minds and last Christmas I got as a present the first two novels, needless to say, I adore them. They are extremely addictive yet Kay is a strong, inspiring and deep main character. So, last week in the midst of some dissertation chaos and a tummy bug, I decided to read All That Remains. It took me three readings and put me through the week. In All That Remains, Kay Scarpetta faces one of the most difficult cases of her…

  • 20th century,  Film Adaptations,  General Fiction

    Howards End (Film)

    One of the reasons I was first attracted to E.M Forster’s Howards End was the movie. While spending an evening at IMDB, they suggested me, according to my recently visited pages, the 1992 movie by James Ivory. I must admit I am a huge fan of Mr. Ivory: when I was 12 I used to spend the evenings watching The Golden Bowl trying to decipher the symbolism and completely fascinated by Kate Beckinsale’s talent. Last month I read the novel and I couldn’t wait to watch the film. I did last week and although I don’t like reviewing films for this blog, I think literary adaptations are an exception. The…