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Film: An Education

March 9, 2011

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An Education Directed by Lone Scherfig (2009) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ First, I’d like to apologise to my readers (if I have any in the first place) for my long hiatus. Simply put, I got rather lazy. I’ve been reading a lot, watching a lot, listening to a lot as always but instead of clearing them […]

Book: ダンス・ダンス・ダンス(下)(Dance, Dance, Dance Part 2)

December 19, 2010

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ダンス・ダンス・ダンス(下)(Dance, Dance, Dance Part 2) Author: 村上春樹 (Haruki Murakami) (1988) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Dance, Dance, Dance is officially my favourite Murakami work. It is one of the most superbly crafted mysteries I’ve read, and easily one of the most enjoyable. Just when you thought things couldn’t advance any faster (read my review of Part 1 […]

Music: Christmas Lights

December 10, 2010

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Christmas Lights Artist: Coldplay (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Coldplay have done it again. They have created a true classic that fits perfectly into this year’s festive season, as well as the years to come. Christmas Lights begins with a catchy piano riff, as to be expected of Coldplay, and Chris Martin‘s haunting vocals in the […]

Book: 君と僕。9 (Kimi to Boku 9)

December 9, 2010

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君と僕。9 (Kimi to Boku 9) Author: 堀田きいち (Kiichi Hotta) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Kimi to Boku is relatively unknown outside of Japan, but it is a pure gem. It is what you call a ‘青春’ (Seishun) manga, which literally means ‘youthfulness’ but in Japan, it signifies the meaningful and emotional times spent during your teenage/young […]

Book: よつばと!10 (Yotsuba&! 10)

December 9, 2010

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よつばと!10 (Yotsuba&! 10) Author: あずまきよひこ (Kiyohiko Azuma) (2010) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ Is there a feel-good manga better than Yotsuba&!? In fact, is there any book that can even compare? For those unfamiliar with this extremely popular series – yes, it’s popular despite not having any violence or sex – it depicts the life of Yotsuba, […]

TV: Pride and Prejudice

November 25, 2010

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Pride and Prejudice Directed by Simon Langton (1995) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ I’m on a P&P roll (read my review of the 2005 film here and the novel here)! Fully knowing that the 1995 television serial is universally considered as the ultimate and best adaptation of Jane Austen‘s classic romance story, I immediately ordered my copy […]

Book: Pride and Prejudice

November 24, 2010

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Pride and Prejudice Author: Jane Austen (1813) jusco’s Rating: ★★★★★ “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” I love this first sentence, I really do. It’s so iconic and it rings true (though of course, it takes a little […]