Thomas H. Burroughes

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (175 of 199)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 23,333 - Total Helpful Votes: 175 of 199
McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollyw&hellip by Matt Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Vroom!, 11 July 2014
An awesome book chronicling the motoring loves of one of my all-time movie heroes. A must-have collection for all McQueen nuts.
Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, C&hellip by Robert Zubrin
This is an excellent and timely book. While some reviewers here seem taken aback by the heated tone of Zubrin's prose, it is perhaps a welcome rejoinder to a lot of the equally heated rhetoric down the years. There is little doubt that while some of the motivation behind those concerned about population growth is based on benevolent concern about human welfare, a lot of it isn't and hasn't been, at all. Paul Ehrlich is a particularly egregious example of this, and well deserves Zubrin's ire.

Another reviewer on this board says Zubrin is lying about DDT. That is a pretty heavy accusation to make unless one can prove he was actually falsifying data to suit his argument. I suggest… Read more
I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
Tom Wolfe is one of my favourite writers. I loved The Right Stuff (his best book, in my view) and enjoyed Bonfire, and A Man in Full also. So I looked forward to reading this, and for a lot of the time was not disappointed. I think it says a lot for his skills that he was able to get into the head of a young woman from a certain kind of background and tell her story in a way that shows real understanding. That was great.

A problem I had though that it was not really possible to really like any of the characters. Even Simmons - as another commenter has written - gets on my nerves a bit. Yes it must have been a shock for a person of that background to be confronted with the sort… Read more

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