Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Summary: This book follows three generations of the Brangwen family as it shows their family grow from Tom, who is a hard working farmer who marries a Polish woman, to Anna Brangwen, who marries her cousin, Will, and begins a very volatile marriage, and lastly Ursula, who has quite an adventurous personality leading her to be a prestige teacher with many dramatic relationships including Anton her first love, and a lesbian relationship with a teacher. Each life is changed by the job and relationships they decide to bring in their lives as the backdrop of the economy and politics of Britain changes behind them.
Monday, June 17, 2013
History: This album was mainly a hit in the U.K. and topped the charts over seas on the Top 40 with "Pacific State". The U.S. had a slightly different release of the album with some song changes made. The reviews have been positive for the album, and the band is labeled with pioneering the genre further. The album is appropriately named ninety, and it was released the year before the 90's were to hit in 1989.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Summary: Two Indians living in London are phasing out of their youth, and moving into adulthood. They both value their heritage, but their fathers respond very differently to how they adhere to their values. Simran's father has raised her in a very conservative Hindu household, while Raj's father is more liberal about the approach of his culture, and has allowed his son to enjoy the life of living in London's atmosphere as well. When the two go on a tour of Switzerland together, they both fall in love, but Simran is already arranged to marry another man in India preventing Raj from being able to be with her. Raj will stop at nothing to make it possible for the two to be together, and travels to India to win over her family to have her hand in marriage.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Summary: After a senator is murdered, a retired FBI agent is called back into investigate after the signs point to it being a previous Soviet assassin he thought had disappeared. Ben is assigned to work with Paul on the case after showing his extensive knowledge about the crimes to the team. After the previous assassin is quickly revealed it is then seemingly a race between Ben and the Soviet to stop him before another killing occurs. Ben though also has a family that he must protect, and Paul is warning his wife about the danger they are being put in.
Friday, June 14, 2013
History: It's one of the few albums that doesn't sound like it's from 1999. It makes sense that the original intention for this album was one that combined sketches, dance, and live music because it truly sounds like it could be brought to life. Stephen Merriot originally said he planned that the album would have 100 songs on it, but narrowed it down to 69. The band has performed the whole album live seven times, and it takes about two nights to do so.
Summary: Tony Stark is living on top. He's building more suits, living in a huge mansion, and he's finally been able to step up and commit to Pepper. A terrorist known as the Mandarin is threatening to ruin what he has built though, and after he has torn down much of his world, Tony has to begin to rebuild, and seek retribution for what has happened to him. This will of course come with some much needed help from Colonel Rhodes and a kid he meets along the way to revive his role as Iron Man, and also rescue Pepper.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Summary: When Roy Hobbs father suddenly dies under a tree, it is struck by lightening not long after. Roy decides to carve a baseball bat from the tree, and calls his bat, Wonderboy. Travelling with the bat he finds success coming to him as a baseball player, until tragedy meets him when a woman halts him in his career. Years later he decides to pursue his baseball dream again with a struggling team, The Knights. This team is swamped in controversy though, and once a man called, The Judge, realizes how good Roy is he calls him in for a meeting to explain that he wants the Knights to continue to lose so he can have the share that will be sold to him if they do. Not only does he get mixed in the baseball's team s affairs, but he finds himself followed by a reporter from the past who is trying to place his face, and and old love.