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Discussion in 'The Game of Life' started by Blaze, Apr 23, 2015.

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    Why Buffy Matters (2008) - Rhoda Wilcox 8/10
    A thoughtfully written, accessible and passionate read. Raises some good debate, even if some of it may seem a bit far fetched.
     
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    Play All: Bingewatcher's Notebook (2016) - Clive James 9/10
    A charming, witty and insightful assarement of the modern boxset, covering the likes of Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The West Wing, The Wire and The Sopranos with most things in-between. It nicely compares genres and has a good historical understanding of television. Highly recommended and its pretty short too.
     
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    The Year of Reading Dangerously - Andy Miller 7/10

    I mostly enjoyed it, however I felt he waffled on quite a bit in places, it's also a book that once you've read it there's no real reason so read it again.
     
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    The Good Earth - Pearl Buck 10/10

    The story is so intricate and real. I felt like I was living with the characters; I've read thus book several tines throughout the years, and it is a definite favourite!
     
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    Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl - Carrie Brownstein (2016) 9/10
    Memoir by the front woman of Sleater-Kinney (one of my favourite bands!). She has a real skill for capturing certain moments from her past, and spinning them into the most vivid and poetic of stories. Growing up in the 80s means that she is able to give context about the past and how very different things are now. She's a likeable but also honest subject, and speaks a lot of common sense about gender in rock. As a big fan of the music too, I enjoyed the level of details she goes into about each SK album. I would recommend this book whether your a fan or not.