F. Seed

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (47 of 53)
Location: Ellesmere Port, Wirral United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,510,537 - Total Helpful Votes: 47 of 53
Case of Conscience by James Blish
Case of Conscience by James Blish
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
In this novel, a group of astronauts which includes a priest come across a perfect primitive society in space which while happy and morally superior to that of Earth has not experienced the saving grace of Our Lord Jesus. Reach for the sick-bag here. Applying impeccable theological logic, the priest ends up destroying the planet and its Jesus-free utopians by raining down one atomic missile after another down through its atmosphere.

I bought the book for my adult son on the occasion of Pope Benedict's visit to Britain in 2010 My 46 year old son is savvy enough to make on his own behalf the connection with the Roman Catholic Church's active and passive promotion of AIDS and… Read more
Action Cook Book by Len Deighton
Action Cook Book by Len Deighton
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A confession: as a poor student I stole this book from a bookshop in 1961. It's still on my shelf almost 50 years later, much sellotaped and stained, and is still the one I turn to for trifle, cassoulet, tripe and onions. In many ways it has dated: the home cook can buy good stock, decent croissants (make them? are you kidding?)and ripe tomatoes in cans and as passata. You'd be lucky though to find brains, crepinette and eels. Duck a l'orange is very 70s (go for passion fruit for an update) and things once considered exotic - minestrone, for example- now no longer are. Herbs and spices should now include e.g. smoked paprika and the Indian range. But if you still want to buy a mauve… Read more
The Guinea Pig [VHS] <b>VHS</b> ~ Richard Attenborough
The Guinea Pig [VHS] VHS ~ Richard Attenborough
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Made in 1948, this film illustrates well the preoccupation with class and the re-ordering of a better society that exercised the Post-War years. It is hard not to smile at the cut-glass accents and the failure even of that sterling West-Country boy Bernard Miles, who plays the young Attenbrough's father, to produce a plausible working-class accent. But there hangs over the film the sadness of those who died in battle and determination, even amongst the dinosaurs, to honour them by building a better tomorrow. The film charts the conversion of an idealistic but hidebound housemaster to a view of the world that accepts that the new role of the ruling class is to play midwife to a new order… Read more

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