Eddy Canfor-Dumas

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (21 of 29)
Location: Bushey, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,486,003 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 29
Visual Storytelling (Screenwriting Blue Books Book&hellip by William C. Martell
I am a professional scriptwriter, with lots of TV credits and a couple of published books under my belt, and I'm a big fan of the practical, nuts-n-bolts advice given in Bill Martell's books. I've learnt a lot, even after more than twenty years at the type-face, and am very grateful to Bill's advice. So these books would get an easy five-star rating from me - were it not for the fact that they're littered with typos. Cannot understand it as this is a basic note to all writers, let alone professionals - get your stuff proofread!

So come on, Bill - lay out a little cash to a struggling proof-reader for your next oeuvre and beyond - and get five stars every time.
Angel's Chic by Arjuna Krishna-Das
Angel's Chic by Arjuna Krishna-Das
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A highly original novel that flies between Liverpool, India, a tropical island and the interior of a magic mountain in the snows of the Himalayas, all thanks to the invention of tele-transportation machine.

The novel works best, to my mind, when it is most closely rooted in the author's personal experiences - the passages set in Liverpool and India are especially vivid, and have nice touches of sly humour. The dialogue in these sections is also well heard and well written. The more fantastical passages in the latter half of the book are also more challenging but the writing is consistently controlled and imaginative.

I look forward to his next novel, a comedy… Read more
The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern&hellip by Rupert Smith
12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 14 Dec 2006
While not sharing Rupert Smith's opinion that warfare is somehow hard-wired into human beings - the incidence of war varies greatly in different countries and at different times (e.g. Sweden, once very warlike, hasn't been involved in armed combat for nearly 200 years) - this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand modern warfare. It explains very clearly, for example, why the invasion of Iraq was doomed from the outset and why the current strategy will certainly fail. From a former top soldier this is devastating stuff.