L. Niblock

"Does my reputation precede me, or was I too fast for it?"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (73 of 82)
Location: Belfast


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,254,021 - Total Helpful Votes: 73 of 82
Introducing Character Animation with Blender by Ton Roosendaal
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As a total newbie to 3D software I needed a careful, thorough, step by step guide through the basics of character building (and modelling in general). I certainly didn't get what i needed in this book. A big part of its weakness is that the illustrative images are absolutely dreadful, as they are black and white (and when you see YELLOW and WHITE vertices illustrated in black and white you will understand just how useless that is). Steps that should be illustrated in picture form aren't, or are illustrated in that terrible, totally faint and unclear black and white form. I have tried and retried to undertake the tasks in this book, but the guidance fails me every time. Much better… Read more
The Fall by George John Kingsnorth
The Fall by George John Kingsnorth
If you like your books packed with action, mystery and a hint of darkness this is for you. I won't bother adding a synopsis (you can read that elsewhere), but suffice to say this a book that you will read from cover to cover without any desire for a break. It moves at a breakneck speed from the first chapter, and never lets up. Its characters are clearly painted and easy to identify with in a Stephen King-like fashion, which makes the story involving on a very fundamental level. A mixture of King and Barker, it will grab you from the very beginning.
Weaveworld by Clive Barker
Weaveworld by Clive Barker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pure storytelling, 30 Dec 2008
Having first read this novel at the age of 15, reading it again at the age of 34 it has lost none of its magic. This is Barker at his very best. Others have summarized the plot, so I will simply highlight that this is a book that I am glad to find I can return to over and over again throughout my life, finding -as with the best books- new and deeper layers of meaning the older I get. The story moves with a feather touch from Barker, his prose as light and lyrical as poetry, with characters that are entirely convincing in their humanity. This can sit on any bookshelf alongside Borges, Heller, Salinger or any other wonderful writer who the critics would more happily proclaim "worthy" A real… Read more

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