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    A shrink seductress

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 20/10/2017

    » It is said that men are potential rapists and women are potential prostitutes. What is not said is there are more than a few exceptions to this rule. Perhaps more accurately, they mentally undress one another when they meet, or in passing. And who says men have the stronger libidos?


    A woman's world

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 12/05/2017

    » The payoff of my having spent years as a backpacker and visiting over 50 countries is that I remember them all, some more vividly than others. That gives me an advantage when reviewing the books and movies set in one or more of them, over those who remained at home. Yes, I know that area. No, it's just a set or a bit of poetic license.


    Against retirement

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 14/03/2016

    » There are two conflicting perspectives on retirement: that it gives people the opportunity to do all the things they've long wanted to do, or that it renders them no longer of use, getting up in the morning with nothing to look forward to.


    The root of all evil

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 29/02/2016

    » There are three kinds of people; (1) those who are told not to step on the third rail because it will electrocute them, and don't; (2) those who read the warning sign, and don't; (3) those who only believe what they experience themselves, and do.


    A Gothic novel

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 28/07/2014

    » It is only right that literary critics are expected to review the lot. Authors write about every subject and we are there to give a thumbs up or down on their efforts. Our object is to advise the public as to what is worth spending their time and money on. However, there are hitches.


    We salute you

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 19/05/2014

    » It is a cliché, but nevertheless true, that empires come and go. Some try to recapture their past glory, always without success. During his 22 years in power, Il Duce made it his priority to return Italy to Rome’s greatness of two millennia earlier, but didn’t come close.


    A plausible 'what if?'

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 09/12/2013

    » A game played by children as well as adult boffins is "what if?" The possibilities are as wide as the imagination. It's fun thinking about things being different than they are. What if I found a million dollars? What if I found the cure to cancer? What if I could read your mind? What if, tragically, Hitler had won World War II.


    A mixed bag

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/11/2013

    » If I didn't love books _ I read more than 100 a year _ I wouldn't be a professional reviewer. Over 40 years, 4,000 plus perused. Compared to the 4 million books in the public library perhaps not a drop in the bucket, but a small puddle.


    Portrait of an artist

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 28/10/2013

    » Though "paradise" is a common term, it has different definitions. In James Hilton's Lost Horizon it is a land tucked away in the Himalayas where the inhabitants never grow old. To New Yorkers caught up in two rush-hours a day it is sunny Florida. To wet Londoners, Spain's Costa del Sol. Hawaii and the French Riviera qualify.


    A home run

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 25/02/2013

    » Critically and popularly acknowledged as the top contemporary novelist in the world, Yank author John Grisham specialises in courtroom dramas. Which is not to say that he isn't interested in other genres, too. American sports for one, which he occasionally pens stories about regarding his childhood, as well.

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