J. R. S. Morrison

"Bibliomane"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (180 of 202)
Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia
Birthday: 8 Jan
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,445,420 - Total Helpful Votes: 180 of 202
War Stories by Sebastian Faulks
War Stories by Sebastian Faulks
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Bit of a Con, 17 Sep 2008
There's nothing wrong with the writing or the writers assembled here, but this is not a book of war stories. It's made up almost entirely of extracts from novels--pieces never meant to be read in isolation, and not designed to stand on their own as stories. Not what the cover claims!
The McAtrix Derided (Gollancz S.F.) by Robertski Brothers
The McAtrix Derided (Gollancz S.F.) by Robertski Brothers
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why?, 3 Jun 2005
The parody books Adam Roberts has been churning out under various names - parodies of the Matrix, the Hobbit, the Silmarillion, Star Wars, etc - need to be stamped out! I truly enjoyed his first few proper novels (especially Stone and Polystom), but his recent The Snow showed serious, debilitating flaws. My thesis is that if he spent less time on these frivolous, unfunny take-offs and more on his proper books, everybody would be better off. I beg him! Stop!
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
Transmission by Hari Kunzru
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
For some this book might seem a little too light-hearted, but 'Transmission' expertly blends comedy with a serious, involving exploration of globalisation and the disenfranchising powers of the new economy. Bollywood, Silicon Valley and New Labour's UK all come together in something that has overtones of the great Bruce Sterling.