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Mr. P. J. Davison

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (29 of 36)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 392,536 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 36
100 Days to Victory: How the Great War Was Fought &hellip by Saul David
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This was a brilliant read, and the other 4/5 star reviews cover why, but there was a desperate need for a map of the continent plus the Middle East. It would also have been better to group all the maps together in one place, as the same regions are referred to disparately throughout the text, and it is hard to keep finding the necessary map buried half way through the book. Nevertheless, this is a common problem and the book overall was excellent and highly readable.
Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony) <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strauss-Eine-Alpensinfonie-Alpine-Symphony/dp/artist-redirect/B0035LQ4EM">Bernard Haitink</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
I bought this as my first recording and thought it was pretty good. But after a Building a Library recommendation I bought Krajan's 1981 recording- I am now listening to Haitink's 'storm' section directly after hearing the same section by Karajan, and it sounds dreadfully flat and tame- more like an April shower than the violent alpine storm Karajan conjures. This is broadly true of the whole recording, which lacks drama and ultimately sounds rather dull. The Building a Library reviewer coined it well by commenting that here Haitink paints the Cotswolds rather than the Alps.

If you are buying just one recording, I strongly recommend against buying this one
Anthill: A Novel by Eo Wilson
Anthill: A Novel by Eo Wilson
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
In common with the previous reviewer, I am been a great admirer of Wilson and too was intrigued, if not a bit puzzled, by his publishing a novel.
Before reading it, I was a little wary of taking it too seriously as a literary work, but Wilson has made the transition from fiction to non-fiction easily and it reads very well. It is clear that much of the narrative derives from Wilson's own upbringing and personal philosophy, resulting in both an inspirational character and a fascinating portrait of the American South and its culture. Much of what is so endearing about the novel is born of Wilson's own character. This is easily appreciated by imagining if Richard Dawkins wrote a… Read more

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