Pat Barclay

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Salt Spring Island, B. C. Canada
Birthday: March 16


Top Reviewer Ranking: 133,296 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 5
Carnal Knowledge
5.0 out of 5 stars In a time warp., April 5 2012
Reading this paperback version of Carnal Knowledge now feels like being caught in a time warp, because I so clearly recall the movie. Witty, sad, infuriating and wise, it captures such a lot in so few words about relationships between the sexes. I hope we've grown up some since then, but maybe not. See what you think.
Faultless Starch 04403 Bon Ami Cleanser by Faultless
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It appears that some smarty pants bought the Bon Ami co. and decided to improve on the unimprovable. Here's a few examples of why the original formula can't be beat:

Good friends owned a medium-sized motel in a big city. Windows needed frequent cleaning, and Bon Ami was the product of choice. Its prime advantage over other cleansers, besides its allergy-free content, was that when the powder was applied with a damp cloth and left for a few seconds to dry, you could see exactly where the glass needed polishing with a clean cloth. No streaks, no missed patches, and a beautiful shine.
In my home I especially like the fact that it's scratch free for use on enamel-over-steel… Read more
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
I'm in the middle of reading this book now, which means I'm caught in that awkward stage of wanting to race to the finish, and NOT wanting to see the end of it. To solve this situation, I'm more or less torturing myself by reading it in one-or-two-chapter increments. What makes this easier to do is that I've already read Penny's previous Chief Inspector Gamache novels, so am familiar with her characters right down to Rosa the duck, who may or may not return (stay tuned!).

For me, the Quebec setting and CI Gamache are the big attractions and I enjoy how well Penny depicts them. And after this book, Inspector Beauvoir is likely to become the third big attraction. At this point… Read more

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