Lazaros K.

Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (189 of 317)


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Duncton Wood (The Duncton Chronicles) by William Horwood
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A good "fairy tale" ? Yes,it is.
A masterpiece ? Not by far.
The comparison to "Watership Down" is devastating for this book.The introduction of a lot of "metaphysical" or "supernatural" bits and pieces weakens the real story.The involvement of "scribes" and books(,libraries !)in a "mole" world is so impossible that becomes ludicrous.Mole "characters"are introduced ,create "great expectations"to the reader,and then they are summarily and unceremoniously disposed of.Or,at least,never "complete" their part in the "great mole scheme of things".Too much description of the "environment",too little "dialogue".
Like I said.Had I not read "Watership Down" (many times)first,I… Read more
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Watership Down by Richard Adams
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Magic !!!, 27 Jun 2014
It was on a miserable rainy day during early 1976 that I rushed to Heathrow Airport to catch a flight.Before checking in I went to the newsstand to buy a book to read during the four hour flight home.The paperback cover,as well as the title,drew my attention.Mostly because there was no way to link,in my mind, the drawing on the cover with the title of the book !!
But when I started reading during the flight, I lost track of time ! I got "lost" in a fantastic "rabbit world",totally immersed in sentiment,awe,courage,nobility,darkness and,most importantly, hope.
When I finished the book I was so elated that I had totally dismissed all my youngster "worries and concerns".Life was… Read more
The Hunger Games [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jennifer Lawrence
The Hunger Games [DVD] DVD ~ Jennifer Lawrence
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I have not read the book.I can,therefore,only speak about the movie.
I know that it is not popular to write about a movie that most people seem to be thrilled about ,if you are anything but.
Yet,I am amazed.What on Earth is it that makes people adore this movie ? The central idea ? A totalitarian society whith a most profound class distinction which utilizes violent,even deadly,"sports"to maintain control over the populus ? But this is as old as Rome and the Colosseum. God knows the idea has been used before-many times.I can name,offhand,a dozen movies that have handled the issue better than this one.The "original"approach with a "love story" which triumphs against all odds ? But… Read more