Reading Game Book Reviews!

A couple new book reviews from participants of “The Library and Back Again” Summer Reading Game!

 

vampires in the lemon groveVampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell

“An illustrative collection of stories.  Vampires in the Lemon Grove has my favourite: a non-traditional take on vampires.  Very vivid imagery.”

Patron review, July 2015

Category: Short Stories

 

51nDTvtOKEL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Zoo by James Patterson

“Good analogy on how and what we do to our environment has not only affected humans but animals, too.  Their strange and irregular behaviours in general and attack on mankind made me think of the impact we leave on our carbon imprint. Well written portrayal, and made me think.”

Patron review, July 2015

Category: Thriller

 

Weekend Picks

Two gorgeous films.

Renoir

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir — son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste — returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andree, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son. RENOIR locates a fascinating moment of change, with one century’s way of thinking giving way to the next.

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The Wind Rises

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the worlds most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events.

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