michael doucette

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (35 of 38)
Location: canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 21,225 - Total Helpful Votes: 35 of 38
Raymond Chandler: The Collected Radio Dramas: Star&hellip by Raymond Chandler
I hesitated writing a review of this series.I'm not sure if chandler resonates with many under the age of 50.it is their loss.This is a glorious adaptation of that most iconic of hard-boiled detectives,Phillip Marlowe.from the seductive opening blues riff,you are transported to los Angeles of the late 40's and 50's.Toby Stephens is magnificent as Marlowe,his voice carrying the sad weight of all he has witnessed in the dark,dirty underbelly of that city.the supporting cast is out-standing as they breathe life into the men and women who dare to enter Marlowe's world;a world where deception and intrigue is commonplace and the air is heavy with the threat of violence.The dialogue is… Read more
Sting Live In Berlin [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Sting
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
i confess i was not a fan of sting.i found him a bit too smug for his own good.on a whim,i ordered this dvd & then promptly forgot about it.until a few days ago.sting's music is not pop.it is his and his alone.this lovely dvd will give you sting as he was meant to be--a solo artist--expressing his love for music,his music accompanied by incomparable musicians and the ethereal jo lawry.a luminous performance by a truly gifted artist.
The Long Goodbye: A memoir by Meghan O'Rourke
The Long Goodbye: A memoir by Meghan O'Rourke
5.0 out of 5 stars barbara kelly o'rourke, June 26 2011
i purchased this book shortly after reading an excerpt in THE NEW YORKER.there is a photograph of her.she is astride a horse;young,long brown hair brushed by the wind framing a lovely smile.we are of the same age.i began this memoir some time ago & only finished it a few days past.i was on a flight to vancouver in may.i could not finish a page without closing the book,closing my eyes & waiting until my emotions subsided.i want to know more about barbara.i want to be in love with a woman like barbara.i will not give anything away to the reader by quoting the last sentence in meghan's truly wonderful gift to me; "stay the night".

Wish List