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Update 5: One Year On

Wow I can’t believe it’s been an entire year since I created Lair of Reviews! A year ago this website looked very, very different. I was still playing around with themes and the look of the site. At that point I thought a grey colour scheme with everything in big grey boxes was the ultimate … Continue reading Update 5: One Year On

Book Review: ‘The Inkspot Mystery’ by Imene Mebarki

Author and Illustrator: Imène Mebarki Translated into English by Galatea Laudouar Originally Published in 2020 Review by Miriam Atkinson Straightaway let me say that The Inkspot Mystery by Imène Mebarki features one of the most original concepts that I have ever encountered. Aimed at teens and young readers, the story is about the angel Ryna … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Inkspot Mystery’ by Imene Mebarki

Film Review: ‘Oxygen’

Directed and Produced by Alexandre Aja Starring: Mélanie Laurent, Mathieu Amalric and Malik Zidi Original Release Date: May 2021 Review by Miriam Atkinson Oxygen or Oxygène to give the film its French title is a French/American science fiction psychological thriller. Elizabeth Hansen (Mélanie Laurent) awakens in a medical cryogenic pod; trapped, rapidly running out of … Continue reading Film Review: ‘Oxygen’

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