James

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (18 of 18)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 100,160 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 18
Darkness Descending - the Murder of Meredith Kerch&hellip by Paul Russell
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Russell and Johnson's account begins with salacious descriptions which have turned off other reviewers. I didn't mind the intimate description of the crime scene and autopsy because it's vital information if you have a serious interest in this fascinating case. The fact is that obviously the autopsy report is not in the public domain and publically available photos of the crime scene sensitively blur Meredith's body. This is obviously to respect her family and her memory. However, it does leave a hole in the evidence for amateur sleuths that Darkness Descending manages to fill. What I found more distasteful was the sexualised descriptions of all involved: Amanda's strong athletic thighs;… Read more
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Atho&hellip by Patrick Leigh Fermor
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 21 Nov 2013
A thoroughly enjoyable conclusion of Paddy's `Great Trudge'. Some reviewers have commented that it doesn't stand alone as a book. Although there's a good introduction to Paddy's walk across Europe, I think the main audience will be fans who've already been enchanted by his earlier volumes. Hence, they know that they've diving straight into the continuation of a journey. As others have noted, the text is an early draft with some revisions made in the last years of Paddy's life. It's therefore a little inconsistent, and does have some weaker portions. The Bucharest section was a little lacking for me but I loved Bulgaria. There truly are some amazingly beautiful descriptions to be found here… Read more
Cig a Gwaed by Dewi Prysor
Cig a Gwaed by Dewi Prysor
4.0 out of 5 stars Bwrw'r nodyn, 21 Nov 2013
Dyw Prysor ddim yn methu'r nod gyda'i nofel ddiweddaraf. Er bod hon yn dywyllach ei natur na'i driawd digrif (`Brithyll', `Madarch' a `Crawiau'), mae `na hen ddigon o le ar gyfer cymeriadau brith ardal y chwareli a'u hanturiaethau. Gyda'r ymdrech yma, mae Prysor wedi magu ei esgyll a datblygu fel awdur ffuglen. Lerpwl ddechrau'r 90au yw cefndir y stori, sy'n gwibio nol ac ymlaen rhwng y ddinas a chynefin y teulu o adar brith yng ngogledd Meirionydd. Mae'r dialog yn tripian yn fyrlymus a naturiol oddi ar y dudalen ac mae Prysor yn adeiladau'r tyndra a'r cyffro tuag at ddiweddglo cofiadwy.