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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy cover art

Full of life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-16

This book about dying is surprisingly full of life and laughter. I really enjoyed getting to know Queenie's journey and her finding a way of letting go of the sad past and guilt that probably gave her cancer, letting go by writing down her experience in shorthand accompanied by a surreal guide who turns out to be made up in her head. It's so hard to let go, especially of the difficult and complex issues, such as death, suicide, drinking, depression, loss, love, she had to deal with it all and instead of facing them she decided to run away from them. In her final weeks she gets a chance to let go of her guilt by documenting her story and putting it on paper.
Sad and funny at the same time, great companion to Harold Fry's story. Loved it!

The End of the Affair cover art

Slow start

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-16

It was a slow story to start with but very addictive towards the end. Brilliant performance from Colin Firth, he could make a telephone book sound exciting!

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