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  • Crime fiction,  TV/Movies

    Top of the Lake by Jane Campion

    Last May I helped organize a conference in my university and after talking about our research fields I was recommended two TV shows for the crime lover in me: Top of the Lake (2013) and The Bletchley Circle (2012). One of the things that called my attention was that Top of the Lake was written and produced by Jane Campion whose movie The Piano changed something in non-sexist representation of women. So, as soon as I got home I got Top of the Lake and started watching it. Beware! This review contains some minor spoilers. To sum up the main premise, I would only say that detective Robin Griffin (Elizabeth…

  • Film Adaptations,  Random

    The Great Gatsby (2013)

    The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite books ever. I love how many layers it has and you get to discover a new one every time you read it. I’ve already read it about three times and this year, I’m certainly re-reading it. Romeo + Juliet is one of my favourite movies ever. Everything just falls into place when it needs to: Claire Danes’ and Leonardo DiCaprio’s acting, the music and above all the colours. Baz Luhrmann made a masterpiece. So what happens when The Great Gatsby is adapted into a movie by Baz Luhrmann himself? Just imagine. I’ve been waiting for this movie for a long time, ever…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

    As soon as I read Kate Atkinson was publishing a new book in March, I contacted her publicists and almost everyone in her team to get an advanced review copy of Life After Life. I had no idea what the book was about, but I just knew I wanted it and was sure I’d love it. A big thank you to Alison Barrow for sending me the review copy in exchange for my honest review. From Book Depository: What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies…