Profile for ravenswood > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by ravenswood
Top Reviewer Ranking: 637,965
Helpful Votes: 8

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
ravenswood

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Arthur Lowe
Arthur Lowe
Price: £3.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable showbiz biography, 11 Nov 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Arthur Lowe (Kindle Edition)
A very enjoyablel light read, though with some darker aspects.


Hallucinations
Hallucinations
Price: £4.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Nov 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Hallucinations (Kindle Edition)
Sacks is terrific as usual, but this is a really scary book, as all the stories are real ones!


A Passionate Sisterhood: The Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets
A Passionate Sisterhood: The Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets
Price: £2.66

4.0 out of 5 stars Readable and illuminating, 25 Aug 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A vey illuminating account, though despite the author's best efforts, i did sometimes get confused about the family relationships (Kindle doesn't help of one needs to flick back and forth in a text).


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Price: £3.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read, 25 Aug 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I enjoyed the narrative voice of this book, and found the animal lissues compelling. I'm not sure I'd award it the Booker, though.


Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803
Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Wordsworths and travel, 1 July 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Dorothy Wordsworth has a very fresh and engaging eye for Scotland's landscape and people. You get a good sense of what it was like in the Highlands in 1803. Also interesting for the light shed on Wordsworth and Coleridge. Probably better in a modern edition with maps and photographs than on Kindle, though.


90 Litre Jumbo Spring Loaded Pop-up Garden Bin
90 Litre Jumbo Spring Loaded Pop-up Garden Bin

5.0 out of 5 stars exactly right, 26 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
These bins are very good value, hard wearing and light to carry from garden to recycling box at front of house (in our case).


50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (50 Ideas You Really Need to Know series)
Price: £5.69

3.0 out of 5 stars Use with caution, 26 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This was fun to read and might be helpful to a complele beginner. However it is necessarily very superficial and can be annoying - eg the fact that Paul de Man turned out to have been a Nazi doesn't have anything to do with the value or otherwise of structuralism!


The Hammer and The Cross: A New History of the Vikings
The Hammer and The Cross: A New History of the Vikings
by Robert Ferguson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Detailed and compelling, 12 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
A very full and vivid account of the Viking Age, focusing especially on the conflict between paganism and a militant Christianity.


Life After Life
Life After Life
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars brilliantly clever and innovative, 15 Feb 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Life After Life (Kindle Edition)
The considerable literary feat here is to make us believe in and empathise with the characters even while foregrounding their unreality as part of a succession of possible fictional lives.


Tigers in Red Weather
Tigers in Red Weather
Price: £3.59

2.0 out of 5 stars Too many martinis, 20 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I wasn't too impressed with this novel. It's not well written; the time frames are confusing; the characters are unlikeable and cliched. Calling characters Daisy and Nick (Nicole?) obviously invites comparisons with Scott Fitzgerald - not a good idea, in the circumstances. (Or is the whole thing an elaborate joke which I failed to see?) Small pedantic point: did people use the words 'twit' and 'nerd' back then?


Page: 1 | 2