Daniel Mathews

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (117 of 140)
Location: Barry, Wales


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,024,930 - Total Helpful Votes: 117 of 140
War and Peace (Penguin Classics) by Leo Tolstoy
52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
I'm 16 years old and have just finished War and Peace. Funnily enough I didn't actually buy the novel to bask in the glow of pretension that such an achievement could have me in. I was curious. Will it be tedious as it's so long? The answer is a certain no.

I Loved this book so much since the moment I started reading in the Summer (yes that long ago) to finishing now in January, that I feel like re-reading it. I can't see the point in reading any other novel as they will only be inferior to this masterpiece.

The characters are the main reason I loved War and Peace so much.

Pierre Bezukhov a man searching for a meaning to his life. It's through him Tolstoy… Read more
Priestley: An Inspector Calls (Brodie&quote;s Note&hellip by Philip Gooden
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Study Guide, 17 May 2006
I have to say this is the best study guide possible for this play and for any other play or novel for exams, as i have seen all of the most popular guides I believe I am in a position to comment. It is in-depth but it never delves too far as to be deemed irrelevant or to just make up space. It is a very compact book at only 62 pages long and is very concise. There are no pictures and it is in pure black and white, I personally found this something easy to overcome because of the quality of the information and help given. It contains and dissects each act, the charcters, the themes, setting and also provides questions for the reader that are likely to be in exams.
Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Will Ferrell
41 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cult Classic, 17 April 2006
I'll get this out of the way immediately, this is not a film that will appeal to everyone. It is what could be only described as a 'marmite' film. Some will adore its comic irreverence, and some will quite frankly 'not get it'. To me personally this is my favourite comedy of all time, and quite possibly my favourite film in general. I will attempt to not use any of the classic quotations from this film as it will spoil the brilliance of hearing them for the first time.

The story is set in a sexist news studio in San Diego, America. The lead anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) falls for a woman at a party, and she incredibly, to Ron, rejects his not so subtle advances. The next day… Read more

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