Profile for brianward8 > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by brianward8
Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,817,474
Helpful Votes: 33

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by

Page: 1
Birds Without Wings
Birds Without Wings
by Louis de Bernieres
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.30

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The cause of all the trouble, 27 July 2004
This review is from: Birds Without Wings (Hardcover)
If you've ever wondered why the Turks and Greeks hate each other so much, read this book. It's not an "easy" read, flipping between novel and short historical sections, but it reveals an awful lot about the historic hatreds between these apparently friendly peoples, and also casts light on current difficulties with the Kurds, anmong others in the region. There are a number of indirect links with "Captain Corelli", but it is a very different book. The newspaper critics were not enthusiastic, but what do they know? Having finished the book, I am immediately starting it again, to see what I missed first time.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 10, 2010 10:09 AM GMT

Hunt For Zero Point
Hunt For Zero Point
by Nick Cook
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but unproven, 11 Sep 2001
This review is from: Hunt For Zero Point (Paperback)
The subject of hidden scientific projects is fascinating, and this book begins to unravel some of the more speculative tales. But, as usual, it stops short of any hard evidence, so once more we have all sorts of speculation about flying saucers, antigravity etc. The author at least makes an attempt to find some solid evidence, but either it has been supremely well hidden - or it was never there in the first place.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Mar 25, 2014 2:40 PM GMT

Page: 1