Thank you for visiting our readers' corner and hanging your book and film reviews on our improvised book line. These are some of your comments:
- The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. Gothic and detective novel with a passionate plot. It convincingly recreates a period of history and a peculiar way of life. A worthwhile book.
- Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. A gripping and thought-provoking masterpiece.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling. A magical and otherwordly piece of writing.
- Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Touching, fascinating, clever, devastating, thought-provoking and frightening.
- The Ice Princess by Camila Lackberg. A gripping, fast-moving and highly entertaining detective novel.
- Atonement by Ian McEwan. A touching story. The film based on this book has been sensitively directed by Joe Wright.
- The Intern directed by Nancy Meyers, with Robert de Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo. Experience never gets old. Outstanding, terrific, brilliant and romantic.
- Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. A gripping, haunting and colossal story. A must-be-read masterpiece.
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A well-written book with a totally unexpected ending. Do not miss it, it will change the way you see your own life.
- Is Paris Burning? directed by Rene Clement. A historical film based on real events. The book the film is based on was written by Dominique Lapierre. Especially recommended for people interested in WWII.
- Pearl Harbour directed by Michael Bay. Predictable, dull, uneven, awfully acted and overrated. An unremarkable film.
- The Firm by John Grisham. A mystery detective novel.
- The Revenant directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Excellent American movie with a gripping plot based on real events.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Original, moving, hooking, brilliant, though-provoking, poignant and tragic.
- The Warrior in the Shade of the Cherry Tree by David B. Gil. An intriguing, fascinating and compelling book about medieval Japan.
- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Confusing, very funny. Extraordinary creativity and boundless imagination.
Those of you who didn't get on time to do the exercise can visit the SCHOOL LIBRARY BLOG and write your book/film review there. Don't miss the exhibition in the library with a lot of books and films worth reading/watching.
Finally, this is a picture of the cookies that some of you decorated while you spoke English. Well done! They look great.