R. P. Wright

"Mr Skinner"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (30 of 50)
Location: Essex, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 581,180 - Total Helpful Votes: 30 of 50
The Departure (Owner Trilogy 1) by Neal Asher
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dystopian horror!, 13 Nov 2013
A really enjoyable book and exactly the kind of work Mr Asher has been entertaining us with for a long time now. The build up does have its fair share of deus ex machina to get us to the concluding off world fire fights, but if you can live with that then the closing 150 or so pages are a ripping read. There are a lot of critical reviews and of the ones I checked out they all seemed to be concerned by the politics of the book- which is ridiculous. It just goes to show how dangerous these EU socialist bureaucrats really are when they start complaining about any potentially negative portrayal of themselves and ironically goes to justify the storyline (joke!).
Asher uses as background for… Read more
The 2nd Law ~ Muse
The 2nd Law ~ Muse
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Finally happened, 3 Oct 2012
I suppose it was inevitable Muse would produce an album I didn't love immediately. I do think this will grow on me but I struggle with some of the tracks. Having heard the dub step stuff I washopingfor something very heavy.

Supremacy- A James Bond theme song, I suppose at least nobody does it better
Madness- Is growing on me but sounds like Prince
Panic Station - A bit RHC but also sounds like Superstition by Steview Wonder disco'd up
Survival- Love this song, but you need to listen to it whilst running, rowing or cycling to appreciate it
Follow Me- Didn't like so much but growing a bit on me, sounds like Eurasia
Animals- Maybe the most "muse" track on… Read more
The Walking Dead Compendium Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman
3 of 12 people found the following review helpful
The Walking Dead Compendium presents a story concept that whilst not that original in plotline is quite original in scope. The artwork is decent (I am no comic expert however) but the characterisation seems to me simplistic a lot of the time. The comics are strongly outperformed in terms of story delivery by the TV series however (which is what brought me to read them in the first place). This is more of an issue with the comic's structural limitations than the actual work in this piece itself. If you want dynamic action than TV is always, when well executed, going to outperform a comic- so what's left? Artwork is good but hardly inspiring and a novel can deliver so much more in terms of… Read more

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