(PDF NEW) [You Me and the Movies] ã Fiona Collins


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  • Fiona Collins
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  • 01 June 2019
  • 9781473567054

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You Me and the Movies Read µ 104 Years ago charismatic Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas who is lying in a bed on the same wardSuffering from a brain injury and unable to converse all Mac can utter is short references to the famous films he and Arden once watched together back when she was a student and they conducted their affair Casablanca Bonni. I read this as my C author book for my A Z of romances I thought from the blurb and cover it was chicklit and I suppose it was in some ways but really I m not exactly sure how I d catergorise it It wasn t as funny as most chicklit nor was it as romantic as I expected The book s heroine is Arden a 48 year old who s suffered through an abusive relationship and come out the other side only barely She is visiting a friend in hospital when she spies her first and last love in one of the beds This of course stirs up the memories of their time together and we get to read about their relationship via flashbacksMac was a lecturer and Arden a university student when they had an affair and considering they ve not seen each other in about 30 years the reader realises how the flashbacks will pan out pretty early on Mac taught film and throughout their romance he and Arden watch and discuss a list of movies which would be featured in his lectures hence the title I loved reading about the movies Most I ve seen they re famous movies nothing obscure Mac s theme for the movies is the way women are depicted in each I did enjoy reading Mac and Arden s take on whether there s anything feminist about the likes of Fatal Attraction or Pretty Woman I m not sure I agreed with all their views but they were a fun part of the bookThe flashbacks also help Arden realise she can be strong enough to live her life the way she wants to now her abusive ex is out of her life and that perhaps she might get another chance at a romance that doesn t end badly So on paper the book sounds like a winner ButI ve been trying to put my finger on exactly what is wrong with You Me and the Movies and I think my biggest beef is the fact there s no clear hero I started reading the book thinking the hero was Mac but into the mix came James Mac s neighbour who also starts visiting Mac in hospital A minor issue was Arden s age Okay I loved her age 48 almost the same as me And yet she never really seemed to act that age She doesn t act like a teenager but I always had the feeling she and her friends seemed to be in their 30s I also had the dilemma of Mac s age I couldn t uite work out how old he was supposed to be in the now scenes The book is sad and dramatic at times but I wasn t really moved by it unfortunately It also had touches of feminism and empowerment but nothing that made me punch the air in triumph I must admit I was enjoying the book much in the beginning and it was around the 50% mark that I became restless with it It felt long but when I checked it was only around 350 pages so Not a good sign I guess everything was a little average and that was the problem Average rating of 3 out of 5

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You Me and the Movies Read µ 104 He only speaks in movie references but they make her remember everythingAfter a marriage which threatened her entire sense of self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre job and living a uiet rather unexciting life But one day visiting a friend in a London hospital she suddenly re encounters her former lover from thirty. This is one for movie obsessives and film fans Fiona Collins writes a story of Arden Hall with a narrative that goes back and forth in time from when as a university student she embarked on an emotionally intense and passionate relationship that was everything revolving around the classic movies she loved and watched with her lover Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas a man who was the centre of her world As is often the case this all consuming youthful love affair was destined to not last and Arden s life trajectory through the years shaped her into a very different woman from who she used to be The trials and tribulations of the life she faced included a troubled marriage she is now thirty years later divorced lonely doing an uninspiring job and to all intents and purposes a broken womanOn visiting a friend in hospital the present day Arden coincidentally encounters her former lover Mac left with serious brain damage after an accident Mac can only make short references to the great movie classics they watched all those years ago such as Pretty Woman and Casablanca However these references takes Arden vibrantly back to a time that meant so much to her and the woman full of life that she used to be a life force to be reckoned to be We are given a picture of how her life then began to take its toll on her There is humour in this entertaining story of movies love and of an Arden who slowly begins to find herself again to begin to live again This an enjoyable read overall but the storytelling at times made for a rather uneven reading experience Many thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC

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You Me and the Movies Read µ 104 E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories of their passionate relationship and the potential for a reflective Arden to finally fulfil the promise of her younger self And in the course of her visits to Mac she starts to reconnect with the world in a way that she didn’t think was possibl. A different kind of a story with a sprinkle of romance nostalgia happiness and sadness Just like life The story spanned the past and the present and made way for the possibility of a future Arden had an affair with a professor Mac who was a classic movie buff Cut to the present time she saw a man on the hospital bed who resembled Mac He had a stroke and aphasia and could talk only in phrases All of them were from the movies he saw with Arden during their short affair My first book by Fiona Collins it was fun to read the present and get the visuality of the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author showed me happiness and love for the old classics There was something so special when the characters remembered the dialogues I got to see the kaleidoscope of their life together in all colors The author s writing made me smile and emotions gathered in me when I learned about Arden s life in the present uite a contrast from the effervescent girl she was I loved how the author got her out of the shell slowly down the pages and I got to see the woman who had found her joie de vivre All shades of life were sensitively dealt with by the author There was much to smile about some to cry and frown But it was all about letting go of past and living life completely in the present finding the small joys in life


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    (PDF NEW) [You Me and the Movies] ã Fiona Collins Summary æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Fiona Collins Fiona Collins ´ 4 Read Wishlist | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest You me and the movies is the perfect book for the fans of the movie theaters It will fill an emptiness you have felt all your life because such a book previously didn’t exist Perfectly entwined movie references with one incredible love story is the only thing you might need for a perfect reading date Okay maybe hot chocolate too And a warm blanket And a few tissues

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    (PDF NEW) [You Me and the Movies] ã Fiona Collins Free download You Me and the Movies Well this felt completely different to previous books from Fiona Collins it was less humorous and real life in feel If you are a big classic movie buff you will probably love this story however I hadn't seen most of the films discussed in depth and found I was skimming the sections where Arden and Mac were analysing the films I just like watching films for the story and without looking for hidden messages Speaking of which I'm

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    (PDF NEW) [You Me and the Movies] ã Fiona Collins What happens once the film has finished?Arden is a survivor She has left her abusive husband and although she is keeping people at arms length she is fine Then one evening after being persuaded to visit someone in hospital as she is leaving the ward her friend comments that another patient looks like Mac Bartley Thomas Mac was a lecturer at Warwick Uni when Arden had been a student there Arden makes an excus

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    (PDF NEW) [You Me and the Movies] ã Fiona Collins I loved this book It's such a great premise and the characters were wonderfully drawn I was at university around the same time as Ard

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