Mr. T. P. Hiscock

"Tim Hiscock"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (113 of 122)
Location: Crewe, Cheshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 47,651 - Total Helpful Votes: 113 of 122
As The Crow Flies (The DI Nick Dixon Crime Series) by Damien Boyd
I enjoyed reading this book. It had a clear plot and narrative and was a real page turner.

I'm a big fan of the Rebus books and this compared well in my opinion.

In places the characterisation was not perfect. I'd say the reactions of some characters in certain situations was a bit stilted. But this didn't detract from my enjoyment. I like the DI character, he seems a tough, driven detective who is not afraid to break the rules to get the result, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. I plan to read another one soon.
Diamonds On The Water ~ Oysterband
Diamonds On The Water ~ Oysterband
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another pearl, 17 Feb 2014
I bought my copy directly from the band's website. Signed by the band as well!

I've been an Oysterband fan for more years than I can remember. They have been through numerous changes of line-up and style, but the essential elements, (JJ's voice, Alan's guitar and Ian's fiddle) have made for an unmistakable brand which has been the hallmark of the contemporary folk music scene for some time.

DOTW is addictive from the first note. The arrangements are sublime, the vocals outstanding (enhanced with awesome harmonies attributed to Rowan Godel and Lee Partis), lyrics that are often heart tugging and most of all, the musicianship is masterful and inspired. The music… Read more
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
3.0 out of 5 stars Stretches credibility, 24 Aug 2013
I am aware of McEwan's reputation as a quality writer, but probably made a mistake in reading this first!

It's a page-turner certainly, and I was sufficiently motivated to reach the end pretty quickly. I can certainly see that the writer has an admirable talent for narration, creating a mood and building suspense.

The problem for me was the plot. And the characters. The story is set in the early 1970's during the cold war, and concerns a young woman who is recruited to MI5 after graduating from Oxford. An excellent situation for a thrilling story of intrigue and danger, or so I thought. Sadly, I found the central character to be shallow and self-obsessed, and the same… Read more

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