ARRAY(0xa3cd887c)
 

J. Minkman

"minkie"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Birthday: 5 Mar

Frequently Used Tags
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,113,054 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Tsunami Connection: Political Intrigue Striving Wo&hellip by Michael James Gallagher
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting spy novel, 25 Mar 2013
Disclaimer: I received a review copy from the author. Thank you Mr. Gallagher!
I think some other reviewers have mentioned this too, but I absolutely adored the various locations that the author takes the reader to in this story. I am an avid traveler and I've always had a fascination with Russia ever since I started studying the language several years ago. I thought the scenes set in Russia were done very convincingly (I wouldn't know about North Korea and the Middle East, as I've never been there myself, but that was vividly described as well!) and the story was fast-paced and featured some interesting characters. I usually don't really read spy novels, so I can't boast great… Read more
Year of the Celt: Imbolc by Rob Godfrey
Year of the Celt: Imbolc by Rob Godfrey
4.0 out of 5 stars Great historical read!, 10 Mar 2013
Year of the Celt is a wonderful book set in a time and place I didn't know too much about before I started reading. It is obvious the author has done his research. As a kid, I loved reading books about history and old civilisations, and this book didn't disappoint in that department. The way the characters and their way of life are described was very natural, no info overkill. I felt their inner thoughts and reasoning were consistent with the time period (certain superstitions and religious notions) and yet, they all felt very relatable. I can recommend this book to young readers (teen/YA) who like history interwoven with a very `human' tale of survival and love.

As I read this… Read more
Bloody London: Shocking Tales from London's Grueso&hellip by Declan McHugh
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have taken secondary school kids to London for the past eight years now (being a teacher of English from Holland) and we never skip Declan's Blood and Tears Walk during our school trips. He is a wonderful tour guide, and my pupils always think he is one of the highlights of their trip to London (and that's saying something, since 16-year-olds are notoriously uninterested in just about anything we, the teachers, suggest is fun :) .
This book is a sort of pocket-version of Declan: the stories are short, simple, gripping, well-described, and you can actually do a sort of Blood and Tears Walk yourself with this book in hand (there's maps to the sites in it), but it talks about many… Read more

Shared Recent Purchases

Acorn by Yōko Ono
Acorn by Yōko Ono
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Long Way Down - Special Edition (3 Discs, 10 Episo&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Various Artists
The Island by Jen Minkman
The Island by Jen Minkman
Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Fall of Angels: The Complete Trilogy by Keary Taylor
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Sister Assassin (Mind Games) by Kiersten White
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Procter Pest-Stop 1 x Trip Trap Boxed Pack by Pest-Stop
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

Show more