E. A. Parfitt

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (117 of 164)
Location: Netherlands


Top Reviewer Ranking: 283,121 - Total Helpful Votes: 117 of 164
Pete Townshend: Who I Am by Pete Townshend
Pete Townshend: Who I Am by Pete Townshend
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
For fifty years or so, I have enjoyed The Who's music and admired Pete Townshend. As from today, after reading this book, the music lives on for me, but Pete as a person clatters loudly from the pedestal. What a pedantic, self-satisfied prick my hero turns out to be! She had big breasts, blonde hair and we had sex. I was feeling tired, so I got drunk. I was confused, so I swallowed an apothecary. I didn't know the meaning of life, so I joined a sect. Repeat, repeat, and repeat again. It goes on for five hundred pages, with different blondes, different bottles of Remy Martin, different chemical substances and a total lack of spiritual profundity. Oh, and he wallows in his own vomit a couple… Read more
Room by Emma Donoghue
Room by Emma Donoghue
30 of 51 people found the following review helpful
For me, Room was the first book in a very, very long time that I found totally and absolutely unreadable. I have tried, believe me, I have tried. But I cannot get past page 3 before the ridiculously constructed infant gobbledegook has me tossing it to one side in supreme irritation. When Agatha Christie writes about a Belgian detective, she does not do it in Belgian. Books about cats are not written in meows. And this book should not have been written in a cross between Teletubbies and Andy Pandy. I must admire those reviewers who DID manage to read the whole thing. Personally, I find the Greater London telephone directory more fun, and easier to comprehend.
That said, at least I now… Read more
Learning Resources Human Skeleton Model by Learning Resources
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
This is, rather inaccurately, catalogued as a toy. In reality, it is a pretty good pint-sized model of the type you remember from biology class. Good quality materials, nicely coloured, good representation of the human skeleton, accurate fit of parts. Some people will enjoy the 'puzzle' aspect, i.e. working out the proper assembly sequence and method, and racing against the clock to get it done, but most will simply leave the finished item on display on a desk or in a student bedroom. I feel the 1 star review also given here is unfair, because with a bit of effort the buyer could have avoided what ultimately was a purchaser error rather than a trade description inaccuracy. As far as price… Read more