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Her book retells all READERS' the key tales succinctly and grippingly, and was the perfect background guide for fully appreciating not just Homer and Virgil but also Shakespeare and all the classic writers.
However, while Min grippingly describes the drudgery and hardships of her early life in the United States, she loses some steam after finding happiness with a Vietnam veteran (thanks to a local dating agency) and publishes her first book, which becomes a best seller.
It veers between wonderfully tense and grippingly intelligent and is brimming with a series of terrific performances.
The Black Death has featured in previous fictions, and in fictionalised imaginings of historical incidents, but Sally Nicholls brings the awfulness and human cost to a new level of forceful, horrible, truthful comprehension with a novel of grippingly raw power.
Shakespeare grippingly immortalised Richard III, a hunchbacked king betrayed, unhorsed and surrounded by enemies and finally calling out one of the Bard's best known lines: "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.
It is also grippingly told and the reader could be forgiven for thinking they were enjoying a piece of well-crafted fiction--except unfortunately, it is all too clearly true.
But oddly enough, I more grippingly recall the precise details of the day I first watched PJLadd's Wonderful, Horrible Life.
Such effects are the director's forte, and he uses image and sound both subtly and grippingly to affect the viewer on a subconscious level, often hinting at more ominous details that others have overlooked to their detriment.
Featuring a grippingly visceral central perf by Jose Coronado as a policeman who makes a big mistake at the outset and spends the remainder of the film paying for it, pic is credible, fast-moving, hard-nosed fare, confirming helmer Enrique Urbizu's reputation as one of Spain's sharper genre helmers.
A politician's speech which gradually morphs from the words of an (almost) reasonable man to a hate-mongering racist is grippingly sinister.
They hoped to teach the teenagers more about this grippingly gruesome field of modern medicine - and maybe even convince some of them to consider a career in pathology.
99) is another grippingly bloody and graphically violent thriller from the aptly-named author.