J. Pavier

Helpful votes received on reviews: 71% (77 of 108)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,723,184 - Total Helpful Votes: 77 of 108
Jo Nesbo's Headhunters [Blu-ray] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Aksel Hennie
Jo Nesbo's Headhunters [Blu-ray] Blu-ray ~ Aksel Hennie
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I was really enjoying this movie for most of the time, and then it let me down.

Roger Brown is an unsympathetic sleaze, driven by terrible insecurities about his stature in comparison to his taller wife (and we don't need to page Dr. Freud to interpret that little problem). She wants a child, but he is reluctant. He spends money he doesn't have, trying to overcompensate for his "shortcomings", and quasi-finances this lifestyle by dabbling in a little art theft in the background. However, he aims too low, and his criminal overheads don't really leave him with a useful return. He's slowly sinking in debt while brashly gadding about town trying to uphold his "reputation". He is ripe… Read more
I Am Number Four: (Lorien Legacies Book 1) by Pittacus Lore
8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars By the numbers, 6 Feb 2011
This is a truly awful book, written by the numbers about the numbers. It is so lazy and insulting to the reader I can only assume that the people who decided to publish it have nothing but contempt for the young adults at which it is aimed.

I won't labour over the execrable plot, or the abyssmal characterisations. All I will say is that the basic device of using a first person present narrative point of view means that the story is essentially an endless stream of events: "This happened and then that happened and then another thing happened and something showed up and then some other things started to happen so I ..." So, right at the heart of this book (were I even to admit it… Read more
The Internet Is a Playground by David Thorne
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A totally excellent read, full of wild humour and bizarre imagery. The cold hard logic of the absurd is brought to bear on those puffed-up officious idiots who attempt to cloak their self-important humourlessness with bloodless euphemism and code bigotry. There are some real guffaw moments here. And if you ever wanted to really confuse a seven year old little boy on his birthday - David Thorne will tell you how to do it.

Thoroughly recommended to anyone with a strong anti-authoritarian streak. This book really does make you laugh out loud.