M. Klingenberg

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (38 of 45)
Location: London
Birthday: 5 Dec


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,338,254 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 45
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I don't always like Margaret Atwood's books; but when she's good she's a superb, rewarding author. I would highlight the following books as my favorites: The Edible Woman, The Rubber Bride, The Handmaid's Tale, and Oryx and Crake. I devoured the letter when it first came out a few years ago. Unfortunately there is another side to Atwood's output (Alias Grace, which I found unreadable, Surfacing... so tiresome). The Year of the Flood is an usually unrewarding book. A sideline to Oryx and Crake it reads like the character studies an author might create to give themselves ideas of who their characters were or will be outside the actual novel. There are only very short, unrefined chapters, that… Read more
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Woman!, 23 Jan 2009
I have 'stumbled' across Diana Athill in a Guardian interview the day before the Costa biography prize was announced. This interview made me root for Diana to win, even though I had previously not heart of her let alone read a line she'd written. When she won, I was delighted and THEN bought the book, such is the impression this astonishing woman leaves.
"Somewhere towards the end" is written with a warmth and an obvious intelligence that is a joy to read. Diana's thoughts on Sex, Art and life matters are interesting not only with regards to her age. She radiates a confidence that is never irritating; never arrogant. This book is a fulfilling read and I would unconditionally recommend… Read more
Photoshop Masking Compositing: By the author of th&hellip by Katrin Eismann
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars strict but fair, 28 Dec 2008
I have been photoshopping for about 4 years now and have considerably improved my skills all thanks to the 'Kelby-Posse'; especially Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski with their inimitable way of 'fun' teaching never got boring and their online tutorials and books are still constant companions when I get stuck. They always managed to show me how, but never why I need to do things to correct my digital images (I never asked either... as you can tell, their off-hand style can rub off... get to the point!).
Enter Katrin Eismann: When I first bought her retouching book I was overwhelmed by the fact that she wanted the reader to understand what is going on in photoshop and that she actually… Read more

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