MAISIE

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 58% (7 of 12)
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,571,998 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 12
Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Surviv&hellip by Orlando Figes
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars JUST SEND ME WORD, 15 Jun 2012
TOTALLY ABSORBING. A HARD SUBJECT TO DEAL WITH BUT DONE WITH SYMPATHY AND THOUGHTFULNESS. NOT OVERSTRESSING THE HORRORS AND DESPAIR BUT BY TREATING THE COLD FACTS AS EVERYDAY OCCURRENCES YOU FEEL AT ONE WITH THE CHARACTERS. WE KNOW ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF GULAGS BUT NOT ABOUT HOW THEY WERE ORGANISED AND I HAD NO IDEA THE INMATES WERE THERE TO BE USED AS SLAVE LABOUR. I COULD NOT PUT THE BOOK DOWN. I KNEW THE MAIN CHARACTERS SURVIVED BUT COULD NOT BELIEVE IT POSSIBLE. I HAVE READ A LOT ABOUT RUSSIA AND ABOUT THE STALIN ERA AND STILL FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE ANY REGIME COULD BE SO VINDICTIVE AND HATEFUL TO THEIR FELLOW MAN. YES, THERE ARE TEARS IN PARTS, BUT ALSO A TENSION AS WITH A… Read more
Kapustin: Piano Music ~ Steven Osborne
Kapustin: Piano Music ~ Steven Osborne
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
MUCH TO MY DELIGHT THE CD WAS DELIVERED WITHIN 48 HOURS. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF NIKOLAI KAPUSTIN UNTIL A RECENT BBCRADIO3 BROADCAST AND RUSSIAN JAZZ BY A CLASSICALLY TRAINED PIANIST IS CERTAINLY WORTH LISTENING TO, BORN 1937 AND STILL ALIVE AND PERFORMING. HE HAS NOT TRAVELLED AS HE DISLIKES LEAVING RUSSIA, BUT HAS RECORDED IN jAPAN. THESE 24 PRELUDES IN JAZZ STYLE ARE BRILLIANT. THE PIANIST , STEVEN OSBORNE, BORN 1971 IN SCOTLAND, IS ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST OUTSTANDING PIANISTS. I CAN'T RECOMMEND THIS CD HIGHLY ENOUGH TO LOVERS OF PIANO JAZZ.
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TO BE A CAT, 17 April 2012
I gave this to my 8 year old grandson without seeing it, on the strength of a newspaper review. He loved it. He is an intelligent advanced reader and has now lent me the book as he thinks I will like it. I have only just started and it seems really perfect for a cat lover of any age. It is not written in 'children's' language and I was immediately impressed by opening the book at random to be met with the word 'ceramic', a word not usually in a a child's vocabulary but easy for them to understand and remember.To Be A Cat