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Moving, vibrant and shot through with the kind of energy that isn’t quite like anything else, City of God is not only a gripping, indecently entertaining thriller and a coming-of-age story but an intimate look at life in a Brazilian favela where children both reign over their world and are crushe

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The novel is set in German Occupied Paris in 1942. The central character is Lucien Bernard,a talented young architect, who is enlisted by a rich Frenchman to build an ammunitions factory for the Nazis.

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Wretches and Jabberers directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, with Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette

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Visually, the dystopian streetscapes of Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men were apparently inspired by the film of A Clockwork Orange, but the newer film- based on PD James's novel of the same name - owes more to 1984.
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There are some films which open you up to an entire way of life you’d never even thought about.
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There are people who describe themselves (and others) as ‘a bit Aspergers,’ but Christopher, the protagonist of Mark Haddon’s classic young adult crossover novel, is the real deal; a teenage maths genius who can’t even interpret emotions when they’re expressed in sad or smiley faces on paper.
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'Dimensions,' is a complex, disturbing and extraordinary short story buried in the middle of 'Too much happiness', a recent (2010) collection by Alice Munro.
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Yasujiro Ozu's film follows an elderly couple, Shukichi and Tomi Hirayama, as they visit their apparently disinterested children. It is only when they are in the company of their widowed daughter-in-law, Noriko, that they are shown any consideration or respect.

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David Foster Wallace's illuminating and frank appraisal of what it means to live with awareness, gloriously, expansively, given as a commencement address to students at Kenyon College in 2005.

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