David Munro

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (13 of 17)
Location: Sweden


Top Reviewer Ranking: 854,851 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 17
Rivers of London (Rivers of London 1) by Ben Aaronovitch
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I remember reading the book and watching the television series of Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" many years ago, and being enthralled by the concept of a shadowy London-beneath-London.
Combine that with the Urban magic and characterisation found in Jim Butcher's "Dresden files" series and you have a very close idea of what to expect from this book.

I bought this on the strength of the back cover blurb's portrayal as this mix, and - despite vague misgivings due to the glut of "urban fantasy" that has been clogging the shelves lately - gave this a chance. I was absolutely not dissapointed. The Characters are likable and believable. The plot amusing and well thought out… Read more
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The historical accuracy may not be there, but this is ana ambitious tale, told well, with characters you find yourself caring about. There are very definite good guy/bad guy lines drawn, but I really didn't care.

Recommended to all lovers of high fantasy or historical drams such as the Cadfael books.
Friday Night Lights [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Billy Bob Thornton
Friday Night Lights [DVD] DVD ~ Billy Bob Thornton
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read the book instead, 5 Jan 2006
This is a fine film...if you haven't already read the book. The book is one of my all-time favourites and I highly recommend you do so, rather than watch this washed out, rejigged Hollywood version of the story.
Conveniently ignoring the racial and economic themes of the book, the film also plays around with what the book says actually happened - this is meant to be a true story after all. I'm amazed some of the real people behind the story got involved with the DVD extras.
The film is well made, and good to watch. The performances are fine, but it tries to fit the square peg of reality into the round hole of drama. Never before has "Based on a true story" seemed so… Read more

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