Mark Hillary

"Mark Hillary"
Mark Kobayashi-Hillary
Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (510 of 599)
Location: Săo Paulo, Brasil
Birthday: 24 Sep
In My Own Words:
Based in London, UK



Top Reviewer Ranking: 29,592 - Total Helpful Votes: 510 of 599
Trying To Understand Brazilian Culture: Memoir of &hellip by Andrew Creelman
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a short, easy to read introduction to life in Brazil. Andrew has not written this as a tourist guide, it's more like a memoir of how he settled into living life in Brazil - what worked, what was unusual, and what could be a complete disaster. He has a friendly style that keeps you turning the pages. If you are a foreigner living in Brazil then it's worth reading just to see what you identify with too, if you are thinking of taking the plunge and moving to Brazil then take a look too. It's not a detailed how-to guide - he is not telling you how to get a visa or pay your taxes, this is entirely personal observations on the cultural difficulties a Brit can have when settling into… Read more
The football effect: The powerful impact of the wo&hellip by Duncan Murray
Football today is a vast subject. It affects politics, religion, and connects people of all cultures, races, ages in a way that not even music can achieve. Duncan Murray's excellent book explores why football is more than just a game. He is clearly an enthusiast, but uses a large amount of supporting material to explain the place football occupies in society today. Highly recommended for any football fan and also for anyone who wants to understand why football is so important today.
The Strange Case of Dr Terry and Mr Chimes by Terry Chimes
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Clash remain an iconic group. The were punk with intelligence and Terry Chimes bookended their career being right there at the start and then later in their career. Having played with other legends of rock such as Black Sabbath, he does have many interesting anecdotes about the life of a professional musician and how it does not always conform to the stereotype of drugs and excess.

I knew about Terry's career change and so I was very interested to read the book, to get more insight into how and why he moved from music to medicine. He does provide the answers and in a thoughtful and intelligent way, but this also leads to one of the two faults in the book. Terry is obviously a… Read more

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