J. P. de Rosnay

Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (68 of 82)
Location: Oxford, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,013,982 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 82
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection fro&hellip by Max Brooks
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars be prepared!, 30 Nov 2007
"the zombie survival guide" is really and truly a survival guide that tackles the question of how to survive if zombies were to unleash themselves upon the world. it is deadly serious, thoroughly researched and very carefully thought out. in fact, "thought out" has connotations of something that is invented, a fancy - so that isn't perhaps the right turn of phrase. planned, is better. yes, planned. max brooks has a plan - and its in this book.

brooks covers everything imaginable - the only things that he doesn't cover are those which one could find in other sources, like first aid etc. every eventuality, every consideration, every variable with regards to zombies has been… Read more
Kafka On The Shore (Vintage Magic) by Haruki Murakami
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a joy to read, 23 Jun 2007
kafka on the shore is a dual narrative dealing primarily with kafka tamura and nakata, two characters who unbeknownst to each other are both on a journey to takamatsu. kakfa is fleeing from his father's oedipul prophecy (with the modification that he will also sleep with his sister) but he is also (almost contradictingly) searching for his mother and sister who left when he was very young. the other narrative deals with nakata, who after a bizarre childhood accident has been left simple-minded but has gained the ability to speak to cats. as such he finds part-time work in finding lost cats. it is his search for one of these lost cats that eventually puts him onto a mysterious quest. both… Read more
The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Irredeemable, 13 Oct 2005
I picked up The Redemption of Althalus because I'd read some of David other books and had enjoyed them, but unfortunately I found this book very disappointing indeed. In fact it's terrible. The book is mainly dialogue based and that's where all the problems lie: the characters talk too much, they talk nonsense and they have the weakest sense of humour.
I'll start with the thing that irritated me the most: no one in the book can tell you how to open a door in less than 5 sentences. Everything is repeated and explained ad nauseum and when the golden dawn arrives when a character finally understands something, it's quickly followed by the torture of having them explain the same thing to… Read more

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