Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pushing Daisies (DVD)

Pushing Daisies is an American comedy/drama Television show about a guy named Ned aka the pie-maker, who can touch dead things and bring them back to life. Ned owns a pie store but on the side helps a Private Eye uncover accidents/murders using his "special" gift. But there's a catch to his gift - he must touch the dead person again within a minute or someone else living must die to replace the new living person. He has some very interesting side kicks including his childhood sweet heart that he brought back to life! This is a quirky, colourful whodunit show that may sound creepy and morbid but instead is funny and heart-warming.
Rating - I give this 5/5
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Reviewed by Sam @ home

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Caught, by Harlen Coben

At a loss for something to read, and enticed by the blurb, I picked up the latest offering from popular thriller writer Harlan Coben and was captivated from the first page.
While Caught can hardly be described as trim, at 388 pages, it's certainly taut and terrific.

A teenager goes missing from her loving family home. A crusading TV reporter runs a sting operation to entrap sexual predators and publicly shames a social worker known as a friend to troubled teens. It's an absorbing, challenging story - but things are not all as they seem. There are so many twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and the ending is such a surprise.
Coben's characters are well-drawn, little gore, plenty of plot and lots to think about. This is the first of his books I've read and I'm now on the lookout for more.

Rating - I give this 4/5
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Reviewed by Jan @ Ballarat branch